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Need to return home? Here’s what you have to know

True or false?

Will Germany help you to return to your country of origin?

Yes

Yes. If you want to go back home, Germany will help you. There are various programs supported by the government to help you go back to your own country and to build up your life again there.

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True or false?

My country has an agreement which allows me to enter the Schengen area without a visa. Can I stay as long as I want?

No

As part of the Schengen area, Germany allows citizens of some countries to enter its territory without a visa. Even if your country is on this list, this doesn’t mean that you are allowed to stay for an unlimited period. Find out whether you need a visa to enter the Schengen area and which rules you need to keep in mind before you come.

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True or false?

If you want to go home, will Germany send you somewhere else?

No

If you agree to leave Germany voluntarily, you can either go to your home country or to a third country if that country is willing to receive you. The rumour that Germany sends you to a third country as a transit station before you are able to go home is not true.

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