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The procedure

From making your application through to entering Germany. Here you can find out everything you need to know about the acceptance procedure for Jewish immigrants.

First phase

Jewish immigrants may only submit their applications at German diplomatic missions in their countries of origin. The diplomatic missions check that the applications are complete and that the documents submitted are authentic. In addition, they conduct interviews with the applicants and forward the documents to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) for processing.

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You will find the application forms for downloading under the tab Downloads/Forms. Please read the notes about the acceptance procedure for Jewish immigrants. They are available in German and Russian.

Second phase

The Federal Office checks whether the acceptance conditions have been met and decides whether an applicant can be accepted or must be rejected. The BAMF sends the decision to the responsible diplomatic mission. The decision will show the Federal Land to which the Jewish immigrant can immigrate.

Third phase

The diplomatic missions inform applicants of the BAMF’s decision. In the case of a positive decision, applicants can apply for a visa within one year so that they can immigrate to Germany. This enables them to enter Germany within 90 days.

Date 18 April 2017

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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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