Registration, residence permit and asylum

Under the Ukraine Residence Permit Continued Validity Ordinance , residence permits for temporary protection that are still valid as of 1 February 2024 will be automatically extended until 4 March 2025. These were and are granted in accordance with Section 24 (1) of the Residence Act for foreigners who have travelled to Germany due to the war in Ukraine. Refugees do not need to visit the relevant foreigners authority for an extension.

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Registering in an initial reception centre or an arrival centre
When you register, you will receive an arrival certificate (Ankunftsnachweis), a provisional residence document (Fiktionsbescheinigungor a certificate indicating the reception facility responsible for you (Anlaufbescheinigung). This document is very important for your next steps in Germany.

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