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.
Greek refugee passport = full healthcare in Germany?
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.
Will the German government give you money to live?
In Germany, asylum seekers do receive some aid. But it is based on strict conditions and only granted when all savings and income have been spent. Furthermore, most of the aid is provided in kind, such as shelter, hygiene products or clothes.
Will you be rescued after two hours in a rubber boat?
This is what smugglers promise, but: Rescue missions may not be where your boat is. Even if they were, your chances of being picked-up in time are extremely small – especially if smugglers leave your rubber boat drifting without a motor. The journey remains very dangerous and continues to cost thousands of lives.
True or false?
Will your life in Europe be easy?
You may have heard life is easy, but the reality is different: Many asylum seekers have to live in mass accommodation while awaiting their decision. A significant share of applications gets rejected and those migrants then have to leave Germany. Even if granted protection, life is expensive and it is hard to find a job. So why do many of the stories you hear sound so good?
Will you be returned by force if your asylum application has been rejected?
You will be returned by force if your asylum application is rejected and you do not return home voluntarily. In that case, you would also be banned from travelling to the Schengen area for a long period of time. You must also pay for the cost of your forced return.
True or false?
German universities are open to everyone?
Generally, universities in Germany are not open to everyone. While some schools may offer specific programmes of enrollment for migrants, a residence title is neccessary for the purpose of attending school.