Integration courses for late emigrants

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees offers uniform integration courses to late emigrants nationwide. The basic structure of the courses consists of two parts:

  • Basic and advanced language course with 300 lessons each
  • Orientation course with 60 lessons to teach knowledge of the legal system, culture and history in Germany

Integration courses for specific target groups have a different structure (900 or 400 lessons in language teaching, intensive course in accordance with Section 13 of the Integration Course Ordinance (IntV)).

You can prove that you have successfully participated with an examination for the German certificate (corresponds to language level B1).


You may take part in an integration course if you are found to have any shortcomings. This also applies to the husband or wife and the children who are included in the admission notice.

The Federal Administration Office determines your right to participate in an integration course. You will normally receive confirmation of eligibility after your entry together with the registration certificate.

Confirmation of your eligibility by the Federal Administration Office for your eligibility to participate

If you are not eligible to participate from the Federal Administration Office, you have the option of applying to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees for admission to the integration course.


If you do not complete the course successfully (language level B1), you can repeat 300 lessons in the language course after applying to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees.

Related Links

  • § 9 Bundesvertriebenengesetz (BVFG)
  • Verordnung über die Durchführung von Integrationskursen für Ausländer und Spätaussiedler

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