When you arrived in Bremen, following steps are necessary for the asylum procedure:
You have to register with a reception centre like the Central Reception Centre (“Zentrale Aufnahmestelle” – ZAST). You should bring all your documents with you. At the reception centre fingerprints and passport photos will be taken. Afterwards, you will get a list (“Laufzettel”) with various tasks; you have to, for example, get in contact with certain institutions. You will receive a confirmation called “Auskunftsnachweis”, which proves that you are authorised to stay in Germany and to receive public services. After your registration you will get an accommodation.
Central Reception Centre (Zentrale Aufnahmestelle (ZAST))
2. Appy for a consultation at BAMF
If the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees ( Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF)) does not contact you, you have to apply for a consultation at BAMF. At the consultation it will be decided, whether and how long you are allowed to stay in Germany.
Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF))
3. Complete the tasks of your “Laufzettel” from the Central Reception Centre (“Zentrale Aufnahmestelle” – ZAST):
On the document you received from the initial reception centre are various tasks. You should complete the tasks one by one. Examples of this task are:
– Make a medical appointment and visit a doctor
– Go to official institutions (for example the migration centre (“Migrationsamt“) or the city office (” BürgerServiceCenter“)
– Pick up all services you got approved for (for example tickets for the public transport)
– If necessary, make further appointments
During your consultation you have to explain why and how you came to Germany. You are allowed to bring a caregiver or an translator along. After the consultation the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF)) will check your application for asylum and will inform you about their decision. You get a temporary resident permit (“Aufenthaltsgestattung”) until you receive the decision.
** If you have questions about your arrival in Bremen and the asylum procedure, please ask for additional assistance from independent information centres. For more information click here. **
5. Residence obligation
You are not allowed to go outside of your residential district until the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF)) has decided. The BAMF can take several decisions:
You receive a residence permit (“Asylgestattung”)
You receive a temporary resident permit (provisional asylum – “vorläufiges Asyl”)
You receive a exceptional leave to remain or a “Duldung” (asylum application is withdrawn)
The decision of the BAMF affects the further procedure in your case.