Migration and Immigration
There are several ways for a limited or permanent resident status in the EU and in particular in Germany. All permission forms have different terms and conditions. The relevant conditions are to meet unconditional and must be documented in writing. To reside undocumented in the EU is a crime. In addition to the immediate expulsion also penalties may be imposed for this violation.
A residence permit is always limited in time and must be renewed. Only the settlement permit gives the right to live permanently in the EU. You will usually get the settlement permit when you have a valid residence permit for five years. You also need the language level B1 in German and proof it by an appropriate test.