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The outcome of the asylum proceedings

The final decision of the Federal Office, that is after the conclusion of the asylum proceedings, is followed either by a right of residence or a by right to remain, or by an obligation to depart. The respective immigration authorities are responsible for matters related to termination of residence.

Issuing residence permits

Issuing residence permits

Persons entitled to protection receive a residence permit from their immigration authority if the decision on their application is positive.

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The revocation and withdrawal procedure

The revocation and withdrawal procedures

The entitlement to asylum and refugee protection are to be revoked if the preconditions for them no longer apply.

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Termination of residence

Termination of residence

When an application is turned down, asylum applicants receive a negative notice, together with a notice of intention to deport. A distinction is made here between two types of rejection.

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Bans on entry and residence

Bans on entry and residence

A statutory ban on entry and residence comes into force for asylum applicants whose applications have been turned down and who do not leave the country voluntarily.

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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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