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Termination of residence

When an asylum is turned down, a distinction is made between two types of rejection: outright rejection and rejection as "manifestly unfounded".

If the rejection is outright, the individual in question is set a deadline of 30 days in which to leave the country, whereas if the asylum application is rejected as "manifestly unfounded", the deadline period for leaving is only one week.

The respective immigration authorities are responsible for returns. The latter can however temporarily suspend a return and issue a temporary suspension of deportation (Duldung) or a time-limited residence permit if there are obstacles to the return which the Federal Office was not able to take into account in its decision.

Hervorhebung_Gesetzgebung: The legal basis

Date 1 October 2016

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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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