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A new explanatory film introduces the “Integrated refugee management” concept of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).
The film’s three chapters use attractive illustrations to show the various phases which asylum-seekers go through in Germany until such time as their asylum process is complete, and how the procedural stages processed by the authorities involved are interlinked. A narrator describes the procedures and provides background information.
Chapter 1: Arrival and registration
The illustrations contained in the first chapter show the stages ranging from arrival at the border, registration by the Federal or state police and the transfer of asylum-seekers to a reception centre. Further scenes in the film show how personal data and identities are checked by taking fingerprints and entered in a centralised, nationwide data system. It also shows the advantages of the “proof of arrival” card for asylum-seekers. The scenes simulate characteristic situations in the further stages of the procedure and potential scenarios.
Chapter 2: The entire asylum process under one roof
As far as possible, the entire asylum process will take place under one roof in the reception centre – from the application, the interview and the collection of information, through to the notification of the decision. The various stages of the asylum process are also shown in successive images, and are commented on by the narrator. Depending on the decision that is taken, the asylum-seeker is transferred from the reception centre to his or her future place of residence, or remains in the waiting zone until being returned.
Chapter 3: Integration, transfer or return
The third chapter illustrates the various integration activities available. These include the Federal Office’s integration courses, job counselling at the Federal Employment Agencies, as well as various activities available at local level where persons who are entitled to protection live once their process has been completed. The procedure for returning asylum-seekers whose applications have been denied is also shown and explained by the narrator.
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Source: Federal Office for Migration and Refugees