With the new Immigration Act, which came into force on 1.1.2005, the Immigration Office was assigned a new role in the integration process. It is the first point of contact for new immigrants upon entry to a federal territory, with regard to organising a longer stay. In this connection, migrants (m/f) are advised by the Immigration Office for the town of Detmold to participate in an integration course, and are provided with information on where integration courses are offered.
As a matter of principle every foreign national who is entering the Federal Republic of Germany, and who would like to remain here, should hold a residence permit. There are various exceptions to this rule, e.g. for short tourist stays, or underage EU citizens whose parents have a ‘Freizügigkeitsbescheinigung’ [a document which officially confirms your status as an EU citizen]. The Immigration Office decides upon the issuance, extension and refusal of residence permits on a case by case basis, in accordance with the provisions in force at the time.
In addition, foreign nationals and German nationals, who are have a family, professional, contractual or other relationship with foreign nationals, should contact the Immigration Office.
Upon request foreign nationals who have authorization to stay in the Federal Republic of Germany in the long-term can receive German citizenship, upon fulfilment of certain requirements. The Citizenship department for the town of Detmold provides information about citizenship applications.
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