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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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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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