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Asylum procedure, refusal and obligation to leave the country

If your asylum application has been rejected by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), you will receive a written decision from the BAMF. In this decision, the BAMF also states that you are now obliged to leave the country.

If the BAMF has rejected your asylum application, the BAMF will also state in the decision you receive by post that you are now obliged to leave the country.

If you have questions or objections to the BAMF's decision, you must contact the BAMF directly. The contact details for this can be found on the notice you have received from the BAMF, as well as the information on appeals, which explains how you can appeal against the decision if you do not agree with it (see under "i Where can I find out more?").

The Migration Office is also informed of the BAMF's decision. If you have not lodged an appeal or if the court has rejected your appeal with final effect and you have not yet left the country, the Migration Office must enforce your obligation to leave the country.

If the BAMF has rejected your application for asylum with final and binding effect and you have not yet left Germany, you will receive a letter from the Migration Office in which you will again be given a deadline for departure. You will also receive the contact details of an advice centre which can support you in your departure (see under "i Where can I find out more?").

If you do not then leave Germany yourself, the Migration Office must enforce your obligation to leave by deporting you.

You will not be notified of the date of this. You will then be deported from Germany, accompanied by the police.

Rechtsgrundlagen

Welche Fristen sind zu beachten?

The deadlines for appealing the BAMF's decision are mandatory: i.e. you must comply with them if you want to object to the BAMF's decision.
If you do not comply with the deadlines to leave the country, your obligation to leave the country will be enforced by means of deportation.

Welche Gebühren/Kosten fallen an?

The return counseling service can not only advise you on leaving Germany, but also support you financially. If you have to be deported from Germany, you have to bear the costs of the deportation yourself.