German Government admission programme for people from Afghanistan
Please note: important information!
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. In an initial phase, these agencies will only propose for the programme those cases that have already been submitted to them. No new applications can be made at the moment, not even via official German agencies such as federal ministries, the German Embassy in Kabul or GIZ.
Please note that none of the authorised agencies demand money for processing cases or queries. So be wary of anyone making such an offer.
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 37,000 Afghans especially at risk and their eligible family members that they would be admitted to Germany. In particular, these include over 24,000 former Afghan local employees and their family members as well as more than 12,000 Afghans who have been identified by the German Government with the help of civil society as being especially vulnerable and are at great personal risk due their commitment to a democratic Afghanistan.During the last few months, the German Government has been cooperating with civil-society organisations to establish a federal admission programme in order to make it possible for more especially vulnerable Afghans and their families to be admitted to Germany.The implementation of the programme is about to start. This website provides information from the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community and the Federal Foreign Office on the programme.
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