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Returning from Germany

The online portal on voluntary return

The "Returning from Germany" online portal offers prospective returnees, volunteers and staff of return advice centres and authorities information on the promotional programmes available and on return advice centres, as well as details on the countries of origin and the local reintegration programmes.

The online portal provides basic central information on matters ranging from financial support through to information on the employment market, on the housing situation or on healthcare in the country of origin. The simple, information-based structure allows the portal to be used flexibly, even on a smartphone.

The reintegration programmes of the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) international cooperation organisation, available in a total of eleven countries of origin, will also be described on the portal as part of the joint initiative on returns organised by the Federal Ministry of the Interior and the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.

The portal is currently in its test phase, and its functions are limited. The contents of the portal are to be available soon in both German and English, as well as in particularly relevant other languages.

Additional Information


Do you have any questions? Please contact us!

Federal Office for Migration and Refugees - return hotline

Frankenstraße 210
90461 Nürnberg
Telephone: +49 911 943 - 0
Fax: +49 911 943 - 1000
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Information Centre for Voluntary Return (ZIRF)

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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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