How can Ukrainians get a permanent residence permit in Germany after the war?
Currently, Ukrainians are in Germany based on the status of temporary protection Aufenthaltstitel. This is not a refugee status, but a special permit that the EU countries approved for all citizens of Ukraine who left their own country as a result of the war.
Ukrainians have the right to work, receive social support, open their own businesses, study and even apply for a state scholarship. However, this status was last extended by the German authorities until March 4, 2023. That is, if after this date it becomes safe to stay in Ukraine, then Ukrainians will have to leave Germany and return home.
What should those who plan to stay in Germany do after the war?
It is necessary to issue a residence permit in Germany. It also has the name Aufenthaltstitel, but it is issued on the basis of a different purpose of stay in the country.
Most often, a permit can be obtained on the basis of good reasons, for example, studying or working in Germany. The validity period of the permit is strictly prescribed, ranging from 6 months to 3 years. After the expiration date, the document must be extended.
In order to obtain a PMP (permanent place of residence), even more requirements must be met: living in Germany on the basis of temporary status for at least 5 years, having housing, permanent earnings, insurance, speaking German and paying taxes.
Practical advice on obtaining a residence permit in Germany
That is, if you plan to stay in Germany, we advise you to start preparing for it now. Those who will study in Germany must have financial support for the entire period of study, about €930 per month.
Ukrainians who wish to apply for status based on an employment contract should take into account that the job must correspond to your education. That is, the permit is not issued to unqualified workers. Maybe now it is necessary to think about the future profession, if necessary - change the job or start studying.
There are also alternative options: a business visa, a blue card or a freelancer visa. The main thing is that your activity brings profit and is economically interesting for Germany.
It is also possible to move on the basis of family ties: family reunification and marriage union, Jewish emigration, the presence of German roots.
More detailed information about the procedure for obtaining a residence permit in Germany: a package of documents, contacts of institutions, a complete list of professions and much more on the Visit World service platform - the largest database that contains all the necessary information for tourists, migrants and expats about the rules for crossing the border and legal stay in all countries of the world for a citizen of any country.
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