Temporary residence permit (Aufenthaltsgestattung)

  • People whose asylum applications are being processed, as well as rejected asylum seekers involved in legal proceedings, receive a temporary residence permit (Aufenthaltsgestattung) for the duration of the proceedings. This means that they may remain in Germany as long as the proceedings are ongoing. This does not lead to any further right of residence. 
  • Employment is possible after 3 months at the earliest and is then only permitted with approval by the immigration agency (Ausländerbehörde).
  • For people from “safe countries of origin”, different rules apply. 
  • In case of problems during the asylum process, speak to a counselling agency which handles counselling for asylum claims. For example, refugee counselling centres or legal counselling agencies. The MBE (Migrationsberatung [Immigration counselling]) can help you find an appropriate counselling agency if you have questions about the asylum process.