Building Knowledge for a Concerted and Sustainable Approach to Refugee Resettlement in the EU and its Member States

Federal Act concerning Settlement and Residence (2005)

Legal and administrative framework

Abstract

The Federal Act concerning Settlement and Residence (Niederlassungs- und Aufenthaltsgesetz) contains the preconditions for the issuance of residence and settlement permits, including for humanitarian reasons and for displaced persons. Article 8 specifies the difference between the residence and settlement permit. The former is a non-permanent limited residence title while the latter is a long-term residence title. The Act also regulates the integration course offer for persons entitled to settle.

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Federal Act concerning Settlement and Residence (2005) in German

Federal Act concerning Settlement and Residence (2005) in English