Asylum is a right protected by the German constitution. People who are fleeing violence, war and terror in other parts of the world may be protected here in Germany. Find out how the asylum procedure works, about the right to asylum and the different types of protection, as well as about the European context.
Frequently used services
If you want to learn the German language and find your way around independently in everyday life, you can take part in an integration course under certain conditions.
Do you have a temporary residence permit? After a certain period of time, you can obtain a temporary and spatially unrestricted residence permit.
Foreigners who wish to work in the Federal Republic of Germany require a settlement permit.
These Assistance Services support you in exercising your rights and fulfilling your duties in the European internal market.
The pan-European network of Points of Single Contact can provide you with details of any legal requirements and help you to complete relevant procedures.The assistance centre provides information for citizens from the EU, the EEA and Switzerland on the recognition of professional qualifications in Germany.If you are looking for a job, apprenticeship or traineeship in Germany or another European country, or if you are a company looking to recruit European workers, the EURES Network advisers can support you by providing information and advice.The Office for the equal treatment of EU Workers provides information about living and working in Germany in simple easy-to-understand language in 11 languages.