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Original name: Gesetz zur Steuerung und Begrenzung der Zuwanderung und zur Regelung des Aufenthalts und der Integration von Unionsbürgern und Ausländern (Zuwanderungsgesetz)
Name: Residence Act (Zuwanderungsgesetz).
Country: Germany
Subject(s): Migrant workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2004-07-30
Entry into force:
Published on: Bundesgesetzblatt, 2004-08-05, vol. 41, pp. 1950-2011
ISN: DEU-2004-L-77102
Bibliography: Bundesgesetzblatt, 2004-08-05, vol. 41, pp. 1950-2011
Act on-line in German Act on-line in German Gesetze im Internet, Ministry of Justice - Bundesministerium der Justiz, Germany PDF in German PDF in German (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2011-06-27)
Unofficial English translation Unofficial English translation Pro Asyl,, Germany PDF in English PDF in English (DOC.NORMES) (consulted on 2011-07-13)
Abstract/Citation: Contains provisions on the entry, stay and departure of foreigners in Germany. There are various categories of immigrants the law distinguishes between: students, workers, refugees and family members of citizens and residents of Germany. The law also contains provisions to facilitate the integration of immigrants, provisions in case they have to exit the country and penal provisions.
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