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Service: Asylum & Integration

People who come to us from other countries are welcome in Erlangen and are an integral part of society. With numerous services, advice and information, we help people with a migration background to feel at home in Erlangen and integrate into society.

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Leistung mit Onlineverfahren
Service, Online service, Naturalization claim, Naturalization claim, Naturalization of foreigners, Citizenship through naturalization

Naturalization; application for the granting of German citizenship to foreigners entitled to naturalization (entitlement to naturalization)

A foreigner living in Germany is entitled to naturalization under certain conditions.

Page, Foreigners, Foreigner, Integration, Asylum, Visa

Declaration of commitment

Declaration of commitment to cover the costs of living or the costs of departure for invited foreigners.

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Advance on maintenance payments; application

You can apply for an advance on maintenance payments if you are a single parent and the parent liable to pay maintenance does not pay any or too little maintenance for the child.

Service, Assistance from the youth welfare office, Maintenance claims, Establishment of paternity, Establishment of paternity, maintenance claims

Assistance from the youth welfare office; application

At the written request of a parent, the Youth Welfare Office will assist the child in establishing paternity, asserting maintenance claims and disposing of these claims.

Asylum seekers; application for permission to move out

Under certain conditions, an exemption from the obligation to live in shared accommodation and decentralized accommodation can be granted. Beneficiaries may then live in private accommodation.

Service, asylum aid, Help for asylum seekers

Asylum seekers; applying for benefits

Asylum seekers receive benefits under the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act (AsylbLG) if they meet the requirements.


Asylum seekers; applying for sickness benefits

Asylum seekers receive benefits under the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act (AsylbLG) in the event of illness if they meet the requirements.

Leistung mit Onlineverfahren
Service, Online service, Education package, Learning support, Lunch, School supplies, Participation package

Benefits for education and participation; application

For children, adolescents and young adults, benefits for education and participation can be applied for by recipients of basic income support for jobseekers, social assistance, benefits under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act, child supplement or housing benefit.

Leistung mit Onlineverfahren
Service, Online service

Brexit; notification of residence for British nationals

British nationals who are resident in Germany on December 31, 2020 and remain resident in Germany must report their residence to the Foreigners' Registration Office.

Care and support for the child in emergency situations; applying for support

There are situations in which a parent who is primarily responsible for the child's care is absent for health or other compelling reasons (e.g. childbirth, rehabilitation measures, imprisonment).
Service, Childcare, Children, Parents, Emergency situation, Crisis case, Help, Emergency, Support, Support

Children and young people; taken into care by the youth welfare office

Is the welfare of a child or young person at risk? If you have any indications of this, you can contact the responsible youth welfare office.

Leistung mit Onlineverfahren
Service, Online service

Citizenship; application to retain German citizenship

German citizens who naturalize in another country generally lose their German citizenship. With a permit to retain German citizenship, they can also remain German.

Service, Place of birth principle, ius-soli, ius soli, ius soli acquisition, Territorial principle

Citizenship; examination of the acquisition of German citizenship at birth in Germany

The registry office checks whether a child of foreign parents has acquired German citizenship by birth in accordance with Section 4 (3) of the Citizenship Act.

Service, Help with over-indebtedness, debts, Debt trap, Spiral of debt, over-indebted households, indebted, Indebtedness

Debt; counseling

If you need advice because of your financial situation, you can make use of debt counseling.

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