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16 February 2016 Initial orientation for asylum seekers

A new guide helps asylum seekers arriving in Germany as well as volunteers assisting them. It offers them an initial orientation on how the asylum procedure in Germany operates.

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6 January 2016 2014 Migration Report

Today, Federal Minister of the Interior Dr. Thomas de Maizière presented the 2014 Migration Report, which was drawn up by the BAMF. The report provides a comprehensive overview of migration events and compares the results with other EU Member States.

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18 December 2015 Optimised asylum procedure

The Head of the BAMF Frank-Jürgen Weise presented a model procedure in Heidelberg, together with Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann and State Secretary Klaus Vitt.

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7 August 2015 More than 5,000 asylum applications from Albania decided on

The Plan of Action on Asylum, which is operated by the Federation and the Länder, is proving to be effective: The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has decided on more than 5,000 asylum applications from Albania since the beginning of July.

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The President of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees Dr Manfred Schmidt

23 July 2015 More decisions than in all of 2014

As of today, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees has made more decisions on asylum applications this year than in all of last year. The Federal Office decided on a total of 128,911 cases in 2014.

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11 March 2015 Suspension of aid for repatriation to Kosovo

The Federation and the Länder have agreed to suspend aid for repatriation to Kosovo. This means that there will be no more subsidies towards travel and start-up assistance with effect retroactively to 1 January 2015 and until further notice.

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21 January 2015 Germany still a popular destination country for migration

As a cosmopolitan country, Germany also continued to become more attractive in 2013, and is now the world’s second most popular destination country among migrants, after the United States. Immigration is becoming increasingly important for Germany, particularly in light of demographic change and attracting specialist workers. This is shown by the Migration Report, which was published today and provides a comprehensive overview of migration events in 2013.

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23 October 2014 The “Muslim life in Germany” study can be used for secondary analyses.

The study, which has attracted considerable attention, is now available via GESIS to anyone who is interested in the data archive for social sciences.

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16 October 2014 Temporary citizens

The vast majority of young adults who are currently “obliged to exercise an option” (optionspflichtig) opt for a German passport. This is one of the main results of the study entitled “Temporary citizens” (Bürger auf Zeit).

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3 September 2014 Start of the survey among EU Blue Card holders

Migrants with an EU Blue Card receive a letter inviting them to take part in an online survey conducted by the Federal Office.

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Warning!

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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