Rumours about Germany currently circulating in Nigeria

Achtung Enlarge image (© dpa) Rumours that all asylum seekers and illegal immigrants in Germany get asylum easily and can stay in Germany are untrue!

What is true is that each single case will be examined by the authorities and decided on its own merits. Anyone who is not granted a right to stay must leave Germany. It’s also very important to know that there is no such thing as economic asylum in Germany.

Rumours that asylum applications are processed really quickly are untrue!

Each single case is processed carefully. Applicants with no chance of success will be advised on matters regarding their return. Rumours that the easiest way of getting to stay in Germany legally is by applying for asylum are false!

A legal residence permit for Germany can only be applied for through the visa offices in Nigeria. Follow this link for more information: http://www.nigeria.diplo.de/Vertretung/nigeria/en/04-1_20Visa/Visa.html


Rumours that you can easily travel to the UK, Canada, the US or other European countries while your application for asylum is being processed in Germany are not true!

While your application is being processed, the German authorities determine where you live, and you are not allowed to leave Germany for a holiday.

Information on the asylum procedure:

Asylum seekers who are permitted by the border agency to enter the Federal Republic of Germany, or who are discovered in Germany without proper residence papers, are transferred to the nearest reception centre in the given federal state (Bundesland).
They will then be relocated within Germany, quite possibly to another Bundesland, on the basis of a nationwide allocation system. The reception centre responsible for finding them accommodation will be identified. Asylum seekers are given a temporary residence permit allowing them to stay in Germany until their application for asylum has been processed. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees is responsible for determining the application.

If an asylum application is rejected in full, the failed asylum seekers are normally obliged to leave Germany and receive a notice threatening them with deportation.