Author: Abdullah Al Raihan

German migration office to check asylum seekers′ phones in identity crackdown | News | DW.COM | 19.02.2017

Under a proposed law, Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) would be allowed to examine refugees’ mobiles to establish their identity. The bill aims to prevent refugees from giving false identities. Source: German migration office to check asylum seekers′ phones in identity crackdown | News | DW.COM |...

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Important interview for Refugees

The personal interview is the applicant’s most important appointment within his/her asylum procedure. Advice is therefore available from organisations providing aid when it comes to preparing for the interview. It is the “decision-makers” who are responsible for holding the interviews at the Federal Office of Migration and Refugees (BAMF). They invite applicants to attend this appointment, where an interpreter will also be on hand. Applicants absolutely must attend this appointment, or they must state in good time and in writing why they are unable to attend (for instance for health-related reasons). If they do not do so, their asylum application can be turned down or the proceedings discontinued.

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