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Brochure: Welcome to Germany

Date 27 January 2015
type Booklet

What do I need to enter Germany? Where can I learn German? How can I find somewhere to live and work? Who will look after my children? Will my school-leaving certificate or training be recognised? What insurance policies are recommended or indeed mandatory? This brochure provides information on these and other questions.

The brochure, drawn up by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees on behalf of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, comprises 130 pages containing large amounts of tips making everyday life easier. It also contains a considerable number of (Internet) addresses on where to find advice and further links.

An illustrated guide introduces the brochure and presents the central topics at a glance. The brochure is supplemented by a range of information which is tailored to the needs of ethnic German resettlers: "Welcome to Germany – Additional information for ethnic German resettlers" is available in German and Russian.

The brochure contains an additional info sheet on the EU Blue Card.

The brochure can be ordered free of charge via the Federal Government's publication dispatch service or via the publication service of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees. It is also retrievable as a download. You will find more information in the section entitled "Welcome to Germany".

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In der jüngsten Vergangenheit haben sich mehrfach Personen als Mitarbeitende des Bundesamtes ausgegeben und zu einem Gespräch gebeten, in dem sie Asylantragstellende intensiv befragt haben. Teilweise geschah dies unter dem Vorwand, es gehe um eine zweite Anhörung. Wichtig: Das Bundesamt führt keine Hausbesuche durch! Es handelt sich nicht um Mitarbeitende des Bundesamtes. Das Bundesamt hat deshalb Strafanzeige gestellt. Sollte Ihnen ähnliches passieren oder sollten Sie als Betreuerin oder Betreuer ähnliches beobachten, melden Sie dies Ihrer örtlichen Polizeistelle.

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