Living In Germany For Over 5 Years? You May Get Right Of Residence. All You Need To Know!

by Shreya Ghosh
Living In Germany For Over 5 Years? You May Get Right Of Residence. All You Need To Know!

Every new year comes with new surprises and many opportunities. And 2023 also has lots of chances for every one of us. When in Germany, the year starts with great news for the migrants in this European country. Right Of Residence is a well-talked-about rule of Germany and it finally came to action on the first day of the New Year, 2023. What is this new rule and how will it help foreigners with new opportunities? Read on for all the answers.

What Is The Right Of Residence?

With the effectiveness of the new law, foreigners living in this country will get the chance to get permanent residency and even stay legally in Germany. Now hundreds of thousands of migrants, about 136,000 of them who are in the country for a minimum of 5 years (as of 31 October 2022), will get an opportunity to get a residence permit. Well, the timing of staying in Germany is a big factor to consider. Not only these but there are also more boxes to tick before getting the chance to stay there under the Right Of Residence.

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Migrants also need to stay in Germany with the tolerated stay status. The Ministry of the Interior shared in a press release that along with these, they will need to have a clean record list with no criminal record and need to stay committed to the free democratic basic order.

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If any well-integrated young foreigner falls under the category of under 27 years of age may get a residence permit by just living 3 years in the country. Nancy Faeser, the Federal Minister of the Interior, talked about how they are bringing new initiatives for the immigration process and including more and new chances for migrants who are well-accustomed within the society of this European country.

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According to a report by the Schengen Visa Info, the country had more than 248,182 tolerated foreigners living there by the end of October 2022. And among them, 137,373 are in the country for more than 5 years.

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