Migration and Repatriation

Migrants and refugees situation in Idomeni Enlarge image A refugee holding a German national flag walks through a field during a protest demanding the opening of the borders at the border line between Greece and FYROM, at the refugee camp of Idomeni, 11 April 2016. Thousands of refugees are stuck in Greece following the closure of the borders of the Balkan route and after the implementation of the migration agreement between the European Union (EU) and Turkey. EPA/KOSTAS TSIRONIS | (© picture alliance / dpa)

Increasing numbers of people obliged to leave Germany:

Almost 9300 people obliged to leave Germany were repatriated to their countries of origin from January to April 2016.

More than 20,000 people returned voluntarily to their countries of origin over the same period.

Anyone who wants to flee to Germany and Europe should know:

Legal migration to Germany is only possible under certain conditions. The asylum procedure is not a means of achieving this end.

Anyone who enters Germany illegally in search of work and a better life will not be allowed to stay.

Rejected asylum-seekers will be deported, receive long-term travel bans for the Schengen area and must pay their deportation costs themselves.

Do not trust human traffickers! People who travel to Europe and Germany illegally are putting their lives at risk. Human traffickers belong to organised crime networks and make false claims. Be careful not to allow yourself or your family to go into debt!

Migration and Repatriation

Leipzig: Asylum seekers whose applications have been denied are being returned to their home countries

#RumoursAboutGermany - Public awareness campaign in Afghanistan

Billboard in Kabul

As part of its work to counter the rumours and untruths circulated by human traffickers, the Federal Foreign Office has launched a poster campaign in Afghanistan. Using posters and social media, the campaign is geared to Afghans who are considering fleeing to Germany. The aim is to prevent them risking their lives by deciding to flee to Germany on the basis of false information.

Federal Ministry of the Interior: Migration and Integration

Ortsschild Verlasse Parallelgesellschaften -> Integration

Federal Ministry of the Interior on the topics of migration, integration and asylum in Germany

Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

Information on the topics of migration to Germany, residence in Germany, naturalisation and assisted return

Important information for asylum-seekers from Afghanistan/Iran coming to Europe

The NGO HELP e.V. has created this flyer to offer some important information about asylum in Germany. Dari and Pashto versions are available for dowload below this link.

"Willkommen in der Wirklichkeit" NDR Documentary on migrants in Germany (Persian)

"Willkommen in der Wirklichkeit" (= Welcome to Reality) is a German documentary on migrants in Germany that was translated for audiences in Iran and Afghanistan