Whether or not you are able to work depends on your Aufenthaltstitel (residence permit) . If you are not sure which type of Aufenthaltstitel you have, our flyer on “Asyl” can help you. You can also check https://we-inform.de/portal/de/asylverfahren/.
Aufenthaltserlaubnis (residence permit): When your Aufenthaltserlaubnis states “Employment permitted”, then you may start working or begin an apprenticeship. If your residence permit states “Gainful activity permitted”, you may also work independently, such as start your own business.