What is the relationship between the federal admission for Afghanistan and the admission programmes of the Länder (federal states)?

17.10.2022 - Question

The admission programmes of the Länder can be implemented parallel to a federal programme. In accordance with section 23 (1) of the Residence Act and in agreement with the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community (BMI), such programmes can be ordered by the highest Land authority for reasons of international law or on humanitarian grounds. The Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community has already received applications (requests for approval) on the relevant Land admission programmes in connection with Afghanistan. A decision on these will be made shortly. In particular, Land admission programmes for Afghan national with relatives in Germany can complement the federal admission programme for Afghanistan and make a key contribution towards providing protection for Afghan nationals. One condition, however, is that the relatives of these persons or third parties are prepared to finance their stay in Germany. A written undertaking must be submitted as proof.

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