Resettlement-Admissions in 2018 and 2019

New admissions order from the Federal Ministry of the Interior

In October 2018, after their arrival in Germany, resettlement refugees from Libya and Niger take part in a buddy exchange meeting carried out by Project Photo: Caritas Friedland

The federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community created the framework for the admission of 2,900 resettlement refugees in the years 2018 and 2019 in coordination with the federal states through the admissions order from December 11, 2018. The order makes entry possible for persons of various nationalities or stateless persons who are staying in Egypt, Ethiopia, Jordan, Lebanon or possibly Libya and who have been recognized as refugees by the UNHCR. Those who qualify for protection receive a three-year residence permit in Germany as defined by § 23 Abs. 4 Residence Act. They spend their first fourteen days after their arrival in the initial reception center Friedland. The admissions are part of the 10,200 quota that Germany has made available through the EU-resettlement programs totaling 50,000 quota for particularly vulnerable persons.

Further details on the admissions criteria, security verifications and legal framework can be found in the admissions order and the accompanying letter.


Further Reading:

Decree of the Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport