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Information for migrants in transit

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?

Will the German government get you a job?

No

The German government does not provide refugees with jobs. After arriving, asylum seekers are generally not allowed to work, and even if they are entitled to protection and thus allowed to stay, finding work often takes many years.

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True or false?

Your nationality = your right to asylum?

No

Only people who have suffered or are likely to suffer persecution or serious harm are entitled to protection. Every single case will be examined closely in a detailed procedure. People who do not fulfill the requirements of the Geneva Refugee Convention or of German Asylum Law, will have to leave Germany and go back to their country of origin or country of first entry.

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True or false?

Husband or wife in Germany = right to join them?

No

Anyone wanting to join their spouse in Germany must first meet certain requirements.

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True or false?

Is there a lottery for immigration to Germany?

No

A lottery ticket for immigration to Germany just a click away – sounds too good to be true? It is. There is no such thing as a lottery for coming to Germany. Be careful of fake websites and rumours on social media.

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Fact check: can money guarantee a safe passage?

Many people believe that if they spend a lot of money to migrate illegally to Europe, they are guaranteed a safe passage. But is this true?

True or false?

Greek refugee passport = full healthcare in Germany?

No

Registered refugees in Greece can apply for a blue refugee passport that allows them to travel to other European countries including Germany for up to 90 days without a visa, but only if they have enough money for their stay and return trip. And even then, they are not entitled to full medical services or asylum in Germany.

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