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Working basis for asylum procedures

Analysis departments provide key information on countries of origin

A change of government, social conflicts or the upholding of human rights in a country of origin – these and many other factors play a key role in asylum procedures. With this in mind, the "Analysis of Islamic countries of origin" and "Analysis of non-Islamic countries of origin" departments investigate the situation in migrants’ countries of origin and in transit countries.

Both of these analysis departments provide country-specific information on such issues as current political changes, as a result of elections for example. They also provide a description of the general situation in a country, covering aspects such as geography, history, the state structure, the ethnic and religious make-up of the population and the economic situation.

Key components of this information include problem areas such as social conflicts, the human rights situation and the treatment of minorities and social groups. The information is not just restricted to individual states but often aims to provide a more general view of the situation in another part of the world.

The findings of the analysis departments form a key basis for the work carried out in asylum procedures as well as for the work of those Federal Office departments responsible for repatriation, migration and integration. Authorities working with foreign nationals, ministries and administrative courts are all recipients of reports from the analysis departments.

Date 10 May 2011

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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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