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So I received my Niederlassungserlaubnis in June 2020 and I noticed that it has an expiry date until my passport (Pakistani) expires. Is this normal ? I assumed that Niederlassungserlaubnis is not time limited. What happens on expirr ?

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    The same thing you do before your passport expires, apply for a new one. Once you have a new passport, you apply for a new card - that then will be valid until your new passport expires. – Mark Johnson Oct 15 '20 at 20:27
  • Thank you for the answer ! – Saif Asif Oct 15 '20 at 20:50
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In Germany (other countries do this differently) the validity of the residence card is based on one of the two following conditions:

  • how long you are allowed to remain
  • how long your passport is valid for

whatever is shorter.

As long as you still fullfill all conditions, the Niederlassungserlaubnis is not time limited.

Before your passport expires, you should apply for a new one in a timely mannor.

Once you have a new passport, you apply for a new card - that then will be valid until your new passport expires.

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