German Chancellor Angela Merkel says great progress has been made in addressing the refugee situation in Germany. She also warned Germans “not to forget history.” Source: Germany′s Merkel denies change of course on...Read More
German Interior Minister revises 2015 refugee influx from 1.1 million to 890,000 | News | DW.COM | 30.09.2016
The number of asylum seekers who arrived Germany last year was significantly lower than previous figures suggested. German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said 890,000 asylum seekers crossed into Germany in 2015. Source:...Read More
Those wishing to apply for asylum should contact an initial reception facility where their personal data will be recorded. Applicants will receive a temporary residence permit. An application for asylum cannot be made from outside Germany.Read More
Shops and (government) offices open and close at set times. If for example the opening hours or “Öffnungszeiten” end at 4 pm (16.00) it is advisable to be there by 3.55 pm (15.55) because by 4.01 pm (16.01) the place may be closed. Trains, buses, etc. also leave at set departure times.Read More
The initial period in Germany is not always easy. You may feel overwhelmed with a vast amount of new information. Many of the things you encounter at the start will appear strange and unusual. We would like to provide orientation and to help you understand life here in Germany.
The following writings provide an introduction to the Basic Law – the German constitution – and the importance it has for people living here in Germany, which now includes you as well. You will get to know some rights, but also obligations as well.