Residence permit (Germany)
The residence permit was a form of residence permit according to the German Aliens Act , which expired on December 31, 2004 , by which a foreigner was only allowed to stay for a specific purpose, which by its nature only required a temporary stay.
The legal basis was §§ 28, 29 Aliens Act. The immigration authorities decided on the issue of a residence permit according to their due discretion . For this reason, the administrative regulations for the AuslG from section 28.1 onwards played an important role.
Classic cases of temporary residence in Germany were the case of foreigners who completed basic and advanced training (studies, language courses) in Germany.
A residence permit could also be issued for the purpose of temporary employment (e.g. seasonal workers , au pair stays) in accordance with Section 10 of the Foreigners Act in conjunction with Sections 2 to 4 of the AAV.
Since this type of residence permit was only a temporary stay in Germany, it was not possible to issue an unlimited residence permit following the residence permit, even after several years of residence with a residence permit.
The successor to the residence permit is the residence permit for the purpose of training (§§ 16, 17 AufenthG). In contrast to the Aliens Act, it is now possible to stay in Germany after successfully completing a degree and to receive a residence permit to take up gainful employment (Section 16 subs. 4 AufenthG). The legislature thus takes into account the fact that the development aid policy objectives of study visits by foreign students often fail because they no longer want to return to their home country after successfully completing their studies.