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Political involvement and parties

Every citizen can be involved in political life in Germany and influence policies, be it at local level, in the Federal Länder or at Federal level.

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The political and legal system

The Basic Law is the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is the most important element in the legal foundation on which co-existence in Germany operates.

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Integration councils and advisory councils

Local integration advisory councils or advisory councils for foreign nationals frequently represent the interests of migrants. You can find out more about these committees here.

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Religion and religious communities

The large majority of people in Germany are Christians. Christian values and holidays therefore characterise life in Germany. But other religions also play a part in our society.

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Fraud Phone Calls!

The Federal Office has been informed that individuals are once more being threatened by anonymous callers. The callers claim to be employees of the Federal Office and threaten deportation unless a specific sum of money is paid. Please be aware that such calls are not made by the federal office. For your safety: Please try not to give or confirm any personal details when you receive such a call. Never pay money to blackmailers.


Fraud Phone Calls