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Information for migrants in transit

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Will it soon be easier for unskilled migrants to work in Germany?

No

The Cabinet has approved a Skilled Labour Immigration Bill (draft law), which applies to workers from non-EU countries. The bill is aimed solely at skilled migrants, i.e. those who hold a university degree or a vocational training qualification.

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Are there new rules for non-EU citizens from the Balkans who would like to work in the EU?

No

Although you might have heard information to the contrary, there are no new provisions solely for nationals from these countries. For employment purposes they will still need a visa and a work permit, for which they will have to apply at the German Embassy in their country.

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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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True or false?

Has The Gambia signed a deportation agreement with Germany?

No

Media reports that German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has signed an agreement with Gambian President Adama Barrow for 1,500 Gambians to be returned from Germany to The Gambia are not true. Both the German Foreign Office and the President's Office confirmed that there is no such treaty. Also, Gambian information minister Demba Jawo also clarified that The Gambia signed no agreement to accept Gambian returnees.

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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?

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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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Jobs in Jordan refugee camp

In Zaatari, people start to earn a living. Some hope to endure, so that they can return home.

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