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Central Reference Desk - IVS

The Central Reference Desk (IVS), in its capacity as a service unit, provides documents on foreign countries and carries out research into asylum seekers’ countries of origin in the Federal Office’s database MILo, in external databases and on the Internet.

It is mainly the staff of the Federal Office who benefit from the services of the Agency, but external queries are also handled. To submit a query to the IVS please use the contact form IVS-Anfrage or the Anfrageformular enquiry form in MILo (MILo Rechercheauftrag).

Furthermore, legal practitioners have the possibility to order the cited documents via email. Upon request we provide you with a situation report and an expertise for your proceedings that are pending.

Date 10 May 2011

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Central Reference Desk (IVS)

Frankenstraße 210
90461 Nürnberg
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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.

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