Is it possible for female refugees, in case they suffer violence, to take up their own residence earlier or to suspend the residence allocation?

At the beginning of the asylum procedure, there is the obligation to stay in a reception centre for a duration of up to six weeks, or for six months at most.

This obligation expires after six months if the asylum application has been previously approved, if the person obtains a legal claim to a residential title by way of marriage or civil partnership or if the person is allocated to a shared accommodation.

The question of whether a person is allocated to a shared accommodation or obtains the right to take up their own residence is settled different-ly from one state to the other.

Also, in cases of hardship, the obligation to stay in a reception centre can be repealed early, so that the corresponding residence restriction expires and the affected woman can move early into a shared accommodation or into an own apartment.