Federal admission programme for Afghanistan

German Government admission programme for people from Afghanistan

A boy on a bike in the streets of Kandahar. In the background there are images on a wall proclaiming peace and freedom of opinion.

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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