Gunnar Rapp from the immigration authority in Reutlingen: Knowledge of German is essential
In Reutlingen approximately 700 refugees live with a recognition according to the Geneva Convention and 216 refugees with subsidiary protection. For 327 the residence is permitted for humanitarian reasons.
After being recognised as a refugee, many still have the question of how they can shape their future in Germany. It is closely linked to the respective residence permit. These are the conditions that they must meet in order to be able to settle permanently in Germany.
Many are afraid that they can not stay and their future is uncertain. The settlement permit or the permanent right of residence is a goal for many. However, false information on the right of residence circulated on Facebook and among the refugees themselves. In an interview with FHF, the head of the immigration authority in Reutlingen presented conditions and possibilities. Gunnar Rapp: “The settlement permit has to be worked out.”