I'm a non-European and I recently finished my master's degree in Germany and started a job. I needed to relocate to a different city for the job and I did.
I currently have a Fiktionsbescheinigung and it was getting close to its expiry date. So I went to my local foreigner's office and asked for an appointment to apply for a work residency since I have a job now. I was told that my file was still at my old city and that they can't do anything until then. That was last month and I was told I should go again when the residency is closer to its expiry date.
The expiry date is in two days so I went again today (that has to be close enough) and was told the same thing: No file, nothing we can do about it. I asked if there is anything I could do and was told no. I asked if I can get a piece of paper stating my current status of being stuck in limbo and was told no.
How bad is the situation I'm now? Is this common? Is there anything I can do? And finally will this affect my job?