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Advice for young people

The initial phase of living in a foreign country is both exciting and challenging, especially for young people. They want to find new friends and prove themselves at school or at work.

The Youth Migration Services (JMD) help young people to meet the challenges of integrating into life in Germany.

They advise and help young immigrants, as well as young adults aged up to 27 who are no longer required to attend school.

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The advice provided by the youth migration services is free of charge at all times for you and your children.

Special services and personal advice

The programmes offered by the Youth Migration Services entail providing tailored personal assistance, including an integration support plan, personal advice, working with parents, group activities and courses. Advisers can help you with the following issues concerning

  • parenting, children and young people,
  • school and education,
  • career planning,
  • dealing with computers and programs for learning German.

There are Youth Migration Services at over 420 locations throughout Germany. These are supported by providers of youth social work:

  • the Federal Protestant Youth Social Work Agency (Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Evangelische Jugendsozialarbeit)
  • the Federal Catholic Youth Social Work Agency (Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft Katholische Jugendsozialarbeit)
  • the Workers' Welfare Association (Arbeiterwohlfahrt)
  • the Internationaler Bund (including the German Equal Participation Welfare Association [Deutscher Paritätischer Wohlfahrtsverband] and the German Red Cross).

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The Youth Migration Services also offer anyonymous online counselling. It can be accessed either directly or via the Internet portal of the JMD.

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You can obtain further information in your area from:

  • the Migration Advisory Service for Adult Immigrants and the Youth Advisory Service
  • the immigration authority
  • a transitional hostel
  • the municipal, city or district administration
  • friends, family and neighbours
  • employers
  • associations
Date 17 December 2015

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