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Gebäude des Qualifizierungszentrum NürnbergSource: BAMF

The Federal Office has set up a Qualification Centre to enhance the skills of its staff in the asylum area, who are prepared here for their work in the branch offices.

The main contents of the courses include the legal basis for asylum and interview techniques. Experienced colleagues from the Federal Office gradually introduce the new staff to their tasks. The soon-to-be decision-makers are trained on real cases, which is an important element of their training.

As well as fully-fledged decision-makers, specialised decision-makers for the Federal Office’s decision-making centres and staff of the asylum procedure secretariats are also trained at the Qualification Centre in Nuremberg.

A total of 32 classrooms with 675 desks are available for the courses at headquarters in Nuremberg and at the locations in Berlin, Chemnitz, Darmstadt, Düsseldorf, Halle/Saale, Mannheim, Munich, Cologne and Solingen.

Date 23 August 2016

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Wichtige Mitteilung


There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.Interviewers from reputable survey institutes who are currently conducting interviews as part of research projects in which data are collected on a voluntary basis clearly state who they are working for. They also give the name of the survey institute and prove this by showing the appropriate documentation. This means that you can make enquiries should you have any doubts.

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