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Important information for asylum seekers in Germany from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has prepared an information sheet to help asylum seekers arriving in Germany.

It provides an initial orientation and demonstrates the most important stages that asylum seekers absolutely must go through during the asylum procedure, starting with the first to the seventh step.

Here are the 7 crucial steps an asylum seeker must go through

Step 1: Report to a public authority

Step 2: Go to a reception centre

Step 3: Await your federal state allocation

Step 4: Go straight to the reception centre to which you are directed

Step 5: Submit your asylum application

Step 6: Await the decision as to which country in the European Union is responsible for your asylum application

Step 7: Await assessment of your asylum application if Germany is in charge of your application

BAMF strongly encourages asylum-seekers to follow the instructions they are given by the public authorities. “This is the quickest way to start the asylum application. There is no future in Germany without acceptance in the procedure,” says BAMF.

Click here to download the fact sheet

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