Germany > Contacts
less in all bigger cities in Germany
various groups and organisations are active in solidarity with refugees and
migrants, offering also political, social and legal support. In the following
list you will first find some most recommended self-organisations of refugees
and migrants and also a few antiracist groups. Following some links to more
specific initiatives concerning legal and medical aid as well as for labour and
minors problems, you can find a list of the (more institutionalized) refugee councils,
which are located all over Germany
and might help to find useful contacts in every city.
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Germany > Overview
Usually refugees or non-EU migrants are able to obtain temporary or permanent residence in Germany by applying for asylum or marriage. It’s more or less impossible – except for a few highly qualified experts and specialists – to get papers concluding a labour contract.
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Germany > Dublin II
On 28th of November 2011 the German Ministry of the Interior informed about prolonging the temporary stop of deportations to Greece for another year. This means at least until January 2013 there will be no "Dublin"-deportations from Germany to Greece. Whith the first moratorium that passed already in January 2011 German authorities tried to prevent losing a court case before the constitutional court.
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Germany > Asylum
There are several multilingual guidebooks for refugees available, which
may help you to understand the asylum system in Germany. The asylum
system is complicated and the legal practice changes often.It is
recommended to contact one of the counselling groups named in the
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Germany > Minors
This guide especially for minors provides an overview of your rights here in Germany. These rights apply to all minors (children and teenagers under the age of 18) independent of their origin, gender, religion, etc..
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Germany > Deportation
The following information is intended to help people who do not wish, or
are unable, to return to their country of origin or another country, to
prevent their deportation while still at the airport. If you can,
inform your friends that you want to resist the deportation. They can
support you from outside by speaking to the airline and informing them
that you will not fly voluntarily. At Frankfurt Airport (where most
deportations in Germany take place) there is a group who go to the
airport in these cases, to inform passengers and airlines and to protest
against your deportation.
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Germany > Medical Assistance
Undocumented migrants are excluded from the regular health system in
Germany. Medical Aid Groups for Refugees offer practical medical
assistance for refugees and migrants:
- who are afraid of visiting a doctor's practice because they don't have residency status or papers,
- whom, despite of owning valid papers, ‚Sozialamt’ refuses to cover the costs of health care,
- who, through the experience of torture, war or exile, need psychological support.
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Germany > Work
You‘re entitled to rights - even if you‘re undocumented!
Low pay or no wages at all? You can sue your boss.
Work accident or on sick leave? You‘re entitled to receive health care and sickness benefits.
No annual leave? Take legal action for your statutory right.
A 14-hour workday and just 8 hours‘ wages? Sue your boss for outstanding pay.
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