As part of the European Resettlement Programme, in 2016 and 2017 Germany is admitting a total of 1600 vulnerable refugees from first refuge countries. Thus the programme benefits individuals living as refugees outside the European Union (EU) but have no prospects of integration in this country. In 2016 first of all 800 people will enter via this resettlement programme. According to the current admission directive of 4 April 2016, refugees who are currently resident in the countries of Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt and Sudan are eligible. Detailed information regarding the subjects of passport requirements and family reunification are outlined in the additional letter to the admission directive of the BMI (Federal Ministry of the Interior).
The individuals admitted will be selected in a complex process with the involvement of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The final decision on admission will be the responsibility of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI). The implementation of the admission will be carried out by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). Resulting from a resolution of the EU Council of Justice and Home Affairs of 20 July 2015from 2016 a total of around 22,000 people will admitted into the EU via resettlement.
In the table below you can obtain an overview of the resettlement admissions in 2015 and 2016. Under the following links information on the resettlement admissions that took place from Turkey and the humanitarian admissions currently taking place from Turkey as part of the EU-Turkey Statement and a report on the group admissions from Turkey already carried out is provided in German.