Information on matters concerning foreign nationals and asylum

New right of residence

The Act on the introduction of a new right of residence has come into force. With this new regulation, the German government is taking a first important step towards a new beginning in asylum, migration and integration policy and a comprehensive modernization of immigration law. The 18-month residence permit will give people with a long-term "tolerated" status the opportunity to fulfill the necessary requirements for a permanent right to stay in Germany.

For more information, please see the PDF document "The new right of residence § 104c Residence Act (AufenthG)".