Residence permit for international, humanitarian or political reasons Granted to victims of a crime in accordance with Sections 232 to 233a of the German Civil Code (StGB)

They have been the victims of one of the offences of trafficking in human beings for the purpose of sexual exploitation (Section 232 of the Criminal Code), trafficking in human beings for the purpose of exploiting labour (Section 233 of the German Civil Code) or the promotion of trafficking in human beings (Section 233a of the StGB). The Public Prosecutor's Office or the Criminal Court shall consider your temporary presence to be appropriate for the conduct of criminal proceedings. This is the case if you can help to clarify the facts of the crime through your presence. They must no longer have contact with those accused in the criminal proceedings of having committed the human trafficking offence. You must declare your willingness to testify as a witness in the criminal proceedings for trafficking in human beings. An invocation of a right to refuse to give a certificate or a right to refuse to provide information is not sufficient. You will not be granted a residence permit if it is foreseeable that your stay will be permanent. Your stay must not affect or endanger the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany for any other reason. In principle, you are entitled to a residence permit. You are still entitled to benefits under SGB II (basic security for jobseekers) or basic insurance in old age or in the event of disability, child benefit. Family reunification for your spouse and the minor child (so-called nuclear family) is only possible for reasons of international law or humanitarian law or for the protection of political interests of the Federal Republic of Germany. Family members must themselves meet the conditions for admission from abroad on international or humanitarian grounds, The exercise of an activity is not permitted. It can only be allowed by the immigration authority. They can only be admitted to an integration course as part of available course places.

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Preconditions
Victims of a crime under Sections 232, 233 or 233a of the StGB temporary stay temporary presence in the Federal Republic of Germany has been deemed appropriate for criminal proceedings for this offence by the Public Prosecutor's Office or the Criminal Court Disconnection of any connection with persons accused of having committed the offence Declaration of willingness to testify as a witness in criminal proceedings for the offence No interference or endangering the interests of the Federal Republic of Germany No deportation order No interest in expulsion according to Section 54 (1) No. 2 or 4 AufenthG

Hints
A lawful residence is not required for the issue of a residence permit. They may also be subject to enforceable exit.
Section 4a AufenthG Section 5 (1) No. 3 AufenthG Section 25 (4a) sentence 1 AufenthG Section 29 (3) AufenthG Section 44 AufenthG Section 44a AufenthG Section 54 (1) No. 2, No. 4 AufenthG Section 53 EnenthV

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As a rule, you must apply for a residence permit in person. T he aliens or law enforcement authorities shall inform you of the possibility of granting residence) Arrange a preliminary meeting with the local immigration authority. You can also find out about the process of the application and which documents you have to submit and in what form on the respective website of the foreigners' website. Your fingerprints will be taken during your appointment. If your application is granted, the immigration authority instructs the Federal Printing Office to produce the electronic residence permit. The residence permit is in the form of a cheque card with additional electronic functions. Please contact the competent immigration authority for the duration of the procedure until the residence permit is issued.

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Last update or date of publication
29.10.2020