You can apply for participation in the integration course:
- if you are legally and permanently residing in Germany and
- if you have no or insufficient knowledge of the German language (below level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
- You have one of the following residence titles:
- as a specialist
- as a researcher
- as a self-employed person
- for the purpose of family reunification
- as a person entitled to asylum (on humanitarian grounds), a person entitled to subsidiary protection, a recognized refugee, or a recognized refugee
- as a long-term resident in another member state of the European Union
- as an immigrant with residence for special political interest, for example Jewish immigrant, humanitarian admission program
- Your stay in Germany is permanent. This is the case if you
- have a residence permit of at least one year or
- have held a residence permit for more than 18 months, unless your stay is of a temporary nature.
If you do not fall under the above-mentioned groups, you can apply for participation in the integration course if you
- have a permanent and legal residence permit (for example, as a citizen of the European Union or as a family member) and
- do not have sufficient German language skills.
In this case, admission is possible as long as course places are available.
If you have German citizenship, you can also apply to take part in an integration course if you
- do not have sufficient knowledge of the German language and
- are in special need of integration.
You can already be admitted to an integration course during an ongoing asylum procedure if you
- have a residence permit and
- have not yet applied for asylum in any other member state of the European Union or are not obliged to do so.
Furthermore, you can be admitted to the course
- if you have a toleration permit because:
- urgent humanitarian or personal reasons or
- substantial public interests require your temporary continued presence in Germany.
- if you have a residence permit because
- your departure is impossible for legal or factual reasons and
- you are prevented from leaving the country through no fault of your own.
Note: Admission is not possible
- if the need for integration is recognizably low,
- if you already have sufficient knowledge of the German language,
- if you are subject to compulsory schooling
- if you are a young adult or young adult taking up school education or continuing your school career in Germany.