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Federal Office

The history of the Federal Office, with its many changes over the years, reflects the events and developments that have occurred in relation to all aspects of the Federal government's policy on refugees and asylum, right up to the migration and integration issues of the present day.

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Southern Barracks

Today, the former southern barracks in Frankenstrasse are home to the headquarters of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, an authority with a humanitarian task.

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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.

Fraud Phone Calls