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Resettlement – Humanitarian reception – Relocation

Resettlement and humanitarian reception

Resettlement is intended to make it possible to permanently receive refugees from third countries. Those concerned have no prospects of becoming integrated in their first state of refuge and are unable to return to their home countries. The "resettlement requirement" is determined by the UNHCR.

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Asylum-seekers are re-distributed via the "relocation" procedure from EU Member States whose asylum and reception systems are under particular pressure – as is the case at present in Greece and Italy – to other Member States, and go through the asylum procedure there. This is to help achieve a fair distribution of asylum-seekers within Europe.

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Fraud Phone Calls!

The Federal Office has been informed that individuals are once more being threatened by anonymous callers. The callers claim to be employees of the Federal Office and threaten deportation unless a specific sum of money is paid. Please be aware that such calls are not made by the federal office. For your safety: Please try not to give or confirm any personal details when you receive such a call. Never pay money to blackmailers.


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