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Foreign nationals who are in Germany and would like to return to their country of origin have a basic entitlement to REAG/GARP benefits.

The following persons are eligible to receive support:

  • individuals entitled to benefits in accordance with section 1 of the Asylum Seekers’ Benefits Act (Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz)
  • recognised refugees,
  • other foreign nationals with a right of residence based on international law, or granted on humanitarian or political grounds,
  • victims of forced prostitution or human trafficking (including EU citizens).

Individuals are deemed to be entitled to support if

  • they have no funds of their own to finance a return/onward migration,
  • there is evidence of a lack of funds (e.g. benefits under the Asylum Seekers’ Benefits Act or Book II, VIII or XII of the Social Code [SGB]),
  • there are sufficient budgetary funds available.

There is no legal entitlement to funding via REAG/GARP!
The costs incurred when preparing to depart (e.g. fees for passports/visas, journeys to consulate offices or airports) must be applied for from the funding agency (e.g. social welfare office). 

Date 3 February 2016

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90461 Nürnberg
Telephone: +49 911 943 - 0
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