The residence requirement obliges asylum seekers and persons with tolerated stay ("Duldung") to stay in the district where their initial reception centre is located for the first three months of their stay in Germany. The Immigration Office can extend the residence requirement to the district, region or the entire federal state; you can find the range of your residence requirement in your residence permit or tolerated stay permit ("Duldung").
People to whom a residence requirement applies need a permit from the Immigration Office to travel outside the range of their permit. Travelling is usually allowed if the person needs to see a lawyer or a specialised doctor- but in principle, private trips are not allowed. If the person leaves the aforementioned range without a proper permit, he/she may face a fine. If the violation is repeated, the person will be liable to prosecution.