Author: Abdullah Al Raihan

Asylum Process : How to Apply

This article contains helpful information for asylum seekers taking the first steps in the asylum procedure. This is the quickest way to start the asylum process . There is no future in Germany without acceptance in the procedure. Step 1: Report to a Public Authority As soon as you arrive in Germany, report to a public authority (such as Police).Say that you would like to apply for asylum. Follow the instruction of the staff. They will refer you to accommodation in a nearby reception centre. If you do not report to the authorities, you are totally illegal in Germany...

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Formal behaviour

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.


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The German Basic Law

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.

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