Residence permit for victims of crime Apply for extension

Service Description

You are in possession of a residence permit for victims of a criminal offense pursuant to Sections 232 to 233a of the German Criminal Code (StGB) (trafficking in human beings). In this case, your residence permit should be extended by the Aliens Department for a further two years if humanitarian or personal reasons or public interests require your continued presence in Germany.

Humanitarian reasons exist, for example, if you no longer have a livelihood in your country of origin or must expect disadvantages, exclusion or retaliatory measures due to your participation in the criminal process.

In principle, you have a right to be granted a residence permit.

You are still entitled to benefits according to the Second Social Security Code (SGB II - Grundsicherung für Arbeitssuchende) or basic benefits in old age or in case of reduced earning capacity, child benefits.

Family reunification for your spouse and minor child (the so-called nuclear family) is only possible for reasons of international law or humanitarian reasons or to protect the political interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. The family members must themselves meet the requirements for admission from abroad for reasons of international law or humanitarian reasons.

The pursuit of gainful employment is not permitted. It can only be permitted by the foreigners authority.

You are obliged to participate in an integration course if you do not have a basic knowledge of German.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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