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Single Point of Contact for Rights of Residence

The Right of Residence Service Centre places asylum seekers in the different Federal States.

The Service Centre handles many interconnected issues. It is responsible for the placing of asylum seekers in the Federal States and works together with the local foreign affairs offices and the Hardship Commissions in the individual states. Specializing in aliens law, it is also working towards the further development of customized IT systems.

For example, the Service Centre uses the EASY system for the allocation of asylum seekers to the Federal States, and for the placement of foreigners staying illegally in Germany it uses the VILA system. In addition it is leading the further technical development of the electronic asylum procedures file (MARiS) and is involved in the development of additional software for handling foreigners’ issues.

Date 10 May 2011

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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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