Temporary Stay Permit (Aufenthaltsgestattung)

What are my rights and obligations?

A folder with the words "Asylum Rights"

As soon as you have registered as an asylum seeker, you will be issued a proof of arrival or "Ankunftsnachweis". Then, after officially submitting your asylum application, you will be handed a temporary stay permit or "Aufenthaltsgestattung". The temporary stay permit is valid until the end of your asylum procedure.  There are several regulations that individuals with an "Ankunftsnachweis" or "Aufenthaltsgestattung" must follow, including various limitations and restrictions. Here you can find out what rights and obligations you have during your asylum procedure.

What do I need to know?

Asylum seekers' benefits

Medical care

Work, vocational training & study

Kindergarten & School

Integration Course

Distribution & Housing



You must definitely notify the Immigration Office and the BAMF when you move to a new apartment or are transferred to another accommodation centre during your asylum procedure. If you forget to inform them about your new address, you may miss essential letters and, and consequently, important appointments and information regarding your asylum case.