German Government admission programme for people from Afghanistan
Procedures for the departure of people with approval for admission to Germany restarted on 26 June 2023. Former local employees and other Afghans who are particularly at risk, as well as in future people from the federal admission programme for Afghanistan, will now leave the country in accordance with adapted procedures.
They will leave via Pakistan only.
When departures were suspended, some Afghans had to wait in Iran or Pakistan. They will be first to receive help with departure, and will be followed by those Afghans still in Afghanistan.
A service provider commissioned by the German Government is in direct contact with the people concerned and will inform them about further procedures. If their circumstances change (e.g. they get a passport or a Pakistan visa), they should contact the service provider themselves.
Since the Taliban seized power, many people in Afghanistan have been threatened and persecuted due to, among other things, their efforts to promote democracy and human rights, their cooperation with Western states or international organisations, or based on their gender or sexual orientation. The German Government therefore informed more than 44,000 Afghans especially at risk and their eligible family members that they would be admitted to Germany. In particular, these include over 25,200 former Afghan local employees and their family members as well as more than 18,800 Afghans who have been identified by the German Government with the help of civil society as being especially vulnerable and who are at great personal risk due to their commitment to a democratic Afghanistan.During the last few months, the German Government has, in cooperation with civil-society organisations, established a federal admission programme in order to make it possible for more especially vulnerable Afghans and their families to be admitted to Germany. The programme was launched on 17 October 2022 and is currently being implemented. This website provides information from the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community and the Federal Foreign Office on the programme. In response to repeated inquiries, we would like to remind you that individual applications for the federal admission programme are not possible. Applications may only be made via the relevant authorised agencies.Please note that none of the authorised agencies demand money for processing cases or queries. So be wary of anyone making such an offer.
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