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BAMF’s high-quality specialised library

Comprehensive collection of media and a current, daily press review

The Federal Office library is one of the most comprehensive specialised libraries in the field of asylum and law concerning aliens. Its extraordinarily high standard has even been formally recognized by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

With a stock of over 65,000 media, about 170 current newspapers and magazines and a large range of electronic media, the library is primarily available for Federal Office staff.

The BAMF library is not open to the public. After making an application, explaining the reason for your interest, you can however use the library for research and study. However you cannot borrow any media.

The press documentation evaluates news from the German Press Agency (dpa) and inter-regional media (newspapers and internet services) on a daily basis. Reports and information on the following are of interest:

  • Asylum and law concerning aliens

  • Current developments in migration and integration issues

  • The situation in the home countries of the asylum seekers, as well as

  • Issues of domestic and foreign politics in the German and international press.

BAMF affiliates receive these mostly electronic analyses as thematically organised press reviews (for example integration, Europe, economy, and labour market).

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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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