BAMF - Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge - ZIRF database

Navigation and service

to welcome page

Focusing on people - offering security. Creating opportunities. Living change.

The ZIRF database

The database of the Information Centre for Voluntary Return (ZIRF database) bundles comprehensive information on a large number of countries.

You will find information on the following in the ZIRF database, which is freely available:

  • national and international assisted return programmes,
  • more than 100 countries of origin,
  • answers to specific enquiries regarding the individual countries of origin, and,
  • information material from the return counselling centres nationwide.

The ZIRF database particularly offers reliable data on the infrastructure, economic situation or healthcare available, including in individual towns and cities or regions in the countries of origin.

display as hint: N.B.:

Country information is provided at item 2 in the ZIRF database (see link in the right-hand column). You will also find information there on various different return programmes.

The documents contained in the database are not barrier-free within the meaning of the German BITV (Ordinance on Barrier-Free Information Technology).

Additional Information

Counselling centres on returns


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
E-mail: Write a message
to contact form

Information Centre for Voluntary Return (ZIRF)

E-mail: Write a message
to contact form

Contacts and addresses

© 2018 Copyright by Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. All rights reserved.