Check first if you are allowed to work (Read our article “Am I allowed to work?“)
If you are allowed to work, you will need to get the Arbeitserlaubnis (work permit) to start working:
- Your employer or boss has to fill in the paper Ausländerbeschäftigung which you can find here.
- Submit this paper (completed by your boss) at Ausländerbehörde (Foreigners Office).
- Wait for response (up to 6 weeks).
- If you get a positive response, you can start working.
Please note: If your employer or boss wants to get more information about employing asylum seekers, he or she can check this website here.
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