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If you want to live permanently in Germany, you should learn German and have knowledge of the history, culture and legal system of the Federal Republic. You will be supported by the integration course. By participating in an integration course, you will learn to communicate independently in everyday life on German (level B1 of the GER) as well as Everyday knowledge about life in Germany and knowledge of our culture and recent history. The course therefore consists in principle of: a language course of 600 lessons (45 min) for learning the German language and an orientation course of 100 teaching units (45 min) on the acquisition of everyday knowledge about life in Germany. Your ability to participate in an integration course depends on your residence status. COURSE TYPES Each integration course consists of: a language course for learning the German language and an orientation course on the acquisition of everyday knowledge about life in Germany as well as on the acquisition of knowledge of the legal system, culture and history of our country. You must complete both parts of the course with one test each ("German test for immigrants" and test "Life in Germany"). Before you attend the integration course, a placement test takes place. You are assigned to a specific course module based on the test results. If necessary, you may also be advised to attend a special integration course. The following types of courses are available to you: General integration course The general integration course lasts a total of 700 lessons (45 min) and consists of 600 lessons in the language course (6 sections and 100 teaching units in the orientation course. Special integration courses These courses are offered for Women Parents young adults who are no longer required to attend school and have not yet reached the age of 27 Immigrants who have completed the acquisition of letters in one or more languages with a non-Latin writing system and are alphabetized in those languages (second-letter learning course), Immigrants who cannot or cannot read or write sufficiently (literacy course) and Persons who have been living in Germany for a long time and have only learned the German language incompletely (promotional courses) The special integration courses last 1,000 lessons and consist of 900 lessons in the language course (9 sections of 100 units) and 100 lessons in the orientation course. An exception among the special courses is the second-type learning course with 600 lessons in the language course and 100 units in the orientation course. The other exception is the Intensive courses The intensive courses are suitable for particularly fast learners and highly qualified participants. An intensive course lasts a total of 430 lessons and consists of 400 lessons in the language course and 30 lessons in the orientation course. If you have duly participated in the integration course (exhaustion of your individual hourly quota with regular attendance), but have not successfully completed the German test for immigrants, you have the opportunity to apply to the regional office of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (see WebGIS ) for admission to the repetition of 300 teaching units. If you have recently attended the literacy or second-letter learning course, you must have exhausted your individual hourly quota with regular attendance before submitting the application for admission to the replay, but you must not have completed the German test for immigrants. Please use one of these forms: Regular application Application for participants of the literacy course (Note: Information from the course carrier is also required here) Application for participants of the secondary learning course (Note: Information from the course holder is also required here) Please note that the application for admission to the repetition of 300 teaching units may also result in an application for exemption from the obligation to contribute to the costs. In the event of admission to repetition, the cost exemption is not automatically granted. The separate application form can be found here . COURSE SEARCH Suitable integration courses in your area can be found with the help of the information system of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees WebGIS or via the portal KURSNET of the Federal Employment Agency . By entering your postcode or your place of residence, you can use it to search the contact details of accessible facilities. For personal help in finding a suitable integration course, please contact: Migration counselling for adult immigrants and youth migration service Immigration authority Employment agency, institution of basic security or appropriate establishment of the municipality Recipients of benefits according to AsylbLG Integration course carrier Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.

To register for an integration course, you need an authorization certificate, which the following authorities can provide: Immigration authority (participation or obligation) Recipients of basic security (participation obligation) Recipients of benefits under AsylbLG (participation obligation) Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (admission, admission to repetition) Federal Administration Office (confirmation of entitlement for late emigrants)


Preconditions
PARTICIPATION S/COURSE TYPES / COURSE SEARCH As a non-EU citizen (third-country national foreigner), you are entitled to participate in an integration course, if you have obtained a residence permit for the first time after 1 January 2005 and are permanently resident in the Federal Republic of Germany as an employee (Sections 18, 21 AufenthG), for reasons of family reunification (Sections 28, 29, 30, 32, 36 AufenthG); as a long-term resident (Section 38a AufenthG), if, after 1 January 2005, you have for the first time obtained a residence or establishment permit for reasons of international law, humanitarian or political law and are permanently resident in the Federal Republic of Germany by order of the Federal Ministry of the Interior for the protection of particularly stored political interests (Section 23 para. 2 AufenthG) or by order of the Federal Ministry of the Interior for the resettlement of persons seeking protection (Resettlement Refugees, Section 23 (4) AufenthG) or in the event of recognition as an asylum-seeker (Section 25 (1) AufenthG) or in the event of granting refugee status or subsidiary protection (Section 25 (2) AufenthG) or as a victim of a criminal offence pursuant to Section 232,233 or 233a StGB after the end of the criminal proceedings, if humanitarian or personal reasons or public interests require further presence in the Federal Territory (Section 25 para. 4a p. 3 AufenthG) or in the case of sustainable integration of patient patients (Section 25b AufenthG). Furthermore, late emigrants and their spouses or descendants are entitled to free participation in an integration course (Section 9 (1) BVFG). The corresponding confirmation is issued by the Federal Administration Office. You are not entitled to participate in the integration course if: you are a child, adolescent or young adult and you are starting school or continuing your previous school career in the Federal Republic of Germany, there is a noticeably low need for integration, or if you already have sufficient knowledge of the German language (level B1 of the GER). In the latter case, however, you have the opportunity to take the orientation course. You may also be required to participate by an authority. Such an obligation to participate may be considered: by the Aliens Authority: If you are entitled to participate and cannot communicate in a simple way, at least in German (level A1 of the CEC) (Section 44a para. 1 p. 1 no. 1 lit. a) or at the time of issue of the residence permit pursuant to Section 23 (2), Section 28 (1) p. 1 no. 1 or section 30 AufenthG do not have sufficient knowledge of the German language (level B1 of the CEC) (Section 44a (1) p. 1 no. 1 lit.b). The aliens authority may also oblige you to take part in the course when issuing the residence permit in accordance with Section 25 (1) or 2 of the AufenthG (asylum-seeker, granting refugee status or subsidiary protection) if you can only communicate in a simple way in German (level A1 of the GER). In addition, you are obliged to participate in the integration course if you are in need of integration in a special way and the immigration authority asks you to participate (Section 44a para. 1 p. 1 no. 3 AufenthG). A special need for integration can be assumed in particular if you, as the holder of the personal care for a minor child living in Germany, do not have sufficient knowledge of the German language (level B1 of the CEC) and therefore you have not yet succeeded in integrating into the economic, cultural and social life of the Federal Republic of Germany without state aid. by the carrier of the basic fuse: If you receive unemployment benefit II and participation in the integration course is provided for in the integration agreement according to SGB II (Section 44a para. 1 p. 1 no. 2 AufenthG). by the institution of benefits under the Asylum Seeker Benefits Act (Section 44a (1) p. 1 No. 4 AufenthG): If you receive benefits under the Asylum Seeker Benefits Act and as an asylum seeker, have a residence permit in accordance with Section 55(1) of the Asylum Office and you are expected to have a lawful permanent residence (good prospect of staying, which is currently given in the following countries of origin: Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Somalia and Syria) and the Federal Republic of Germany is responsible for the implementation of your asylum procedure or have a toleration in accordance with Section 60a (2) p. 3 AufenthG, or have a residence permit in accordance with Section 25 (5) Of the AufenthG. You are exempt from the participation obligation if: you are in a vocational or other training in the Federal Republic of Germany, you can prove that you have participated in comparable educational opportunities in Germany (e..B public or private schools, vocational schools or private courses offered by employers or other institutions) or Their participation is impossible or unreasonable in the long term (e.g. in the case of their own disability or the care of disabled family members). As part of available course places, you can be admitted by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees to participate in an integration course, if you are a German citizen, do not have sufficient knowledge of the German language (level B1 of the CEC) and you have not yet been able to integrate into the economic, cultural and social life in the Federal Republic of Germany without state aid (Section 44 para. 4 p. 2 Alt. 1 AufenthG i.V. .m Section 5 para. 4 No. 4 IntV), if you are an EU citizen entitled to free movement or his family members without sufficient language skills (level B1 of the CEC) and you have not yet been able to integrate into the economic, cultural and social life in the Federal Republic of Germany without state aid (Section 11 (1) p. 1 FreizügG/EU i.V.m. Section 44 (4) AufenthG and Section 5 (4) No. 4 IntV), if you are a non-EU citizen and have obtained your residence permit before 1 January 2005 (Section 44 (4) p. 1 AufenthG), if you are a non-EU citizen who was legally entitled to participate in an integration course but were prevented from participating for reasons for which you are not responsible, if you are a non-EU citizen and as an asylum seeker have a residence permit in accordance with Section 55 (1) AsylG and you are expected to have a lawful permanent residence (good prospect of staying, which is currently given to the following countries of origin: Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Somalia and Syria) and the Federal Republic of Germany is responsible for the implementation of your asylum procedure or have a toleration in accordance with Section 60a (2) p. 3 AufenthG, or have a residence permit in accordance with Section 25 (5) Of the AufenthG.
Sections 43, Section 44 and 44a of the Law on the Residence, Employment and Integration of Foreigners in the Federal Territory (Residence Act) Ordinance on the implementation of integration courses for foreigners and late emigrants (Integration Course Ordinance

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To participate in an integration course, you will need a valid authorization certificate, which you can exhibit, depending on your residence status: Immigration authority (participation or obligation) Recipients of basic security (participation obligation) Recipients of benefits under AsylbLG (participation obligation) Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (admission, admission to repetition) Federal Administration Office (confirmation of entitlement for late emigrants). After receiving the authorization certificate to participate in an integration course, you will register with a course carrier in your area as soon as possible (see WebGIS ). If there is an effective date in the authorization certificate, you must register with a course carrier by the end of the validity period. Registration after expiry of the validity is no longer possible. If you have been obliged to take part in the integration course, you must register immediately and provide proof of this to the obliged body (foreigners' authority, institution of basic security or provider of benefits according to AsylBLG). Information about course providers and course offers can be found in the information system of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees . If you have any further questions, please use the contact details mentioned in the module "Contact Point".

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