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"Ankommen" app

The app contains information on the asylum process, on access to the labour market and on everyday life in Germany. The section "Living in Germany" takes up everyday topics, such as the German education system, visiting the doctor or road traffic. Various texts additionally cover the political and legal system in Germany, freedom of religion or gender equality, for example. The app also incorporates a free, multimedia language course that will help you to start learning German.

The "Ankommen" app is a joint project by the Goethe-Institut, the Federal Office, Bayer-ischer Rundfunk and the Federal Employment Agency. It is available in Arabic, English, Far-si, French and German, and after downloading it can also be used without an internet connection. The app is available for smartphones running with the Android or iOS operating systems (download from the respective App Stores).
You can call up the contents of the app on the website (right-hand column). Promotional literature for the app can be ordered via the link in the right-hand column.

Date 22 August 2017

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Wichtige Mitteilung


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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