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Apply for exemption from costs for the integration course


If you receive unemployment benefit II, social assistance, unemployment benefit I without any other income or are financially needy for other reasons, you can attend the integration course free of charge.

To do so, submit an application to your responsible BAMF regional office in good time before the course begins. If necessary, the application for exemption from costs can also be submitted together with the application for admission to the integration course or the application for one-time admission to repeat 300 language hours of the integration course.

A retroactive cost exemption for the period prior to your application is not possible.

You can apply for exemption from the costs of the integration course in writing to the BAMF.

An exemption from costs can be applied for

  • who is not automatically exempt from the cost contribution obligation and
  • receives an entitlement to participate in the integration course and
  • receives unemployment benefit I, unemployment benefit II or social assistance or
  • who can prove their financial need in some other way.

When submitting your application, you must submit:

  • current proof (copy of notice) of receipt of
    • Unemployment benefit I,
    • unemployment benefit II or
    • Social assistance
  • Alternatively: Current proof (copy of notice) of financial need, such as:
    • Receipt of housing subsidy or
    • Exemption from broadcasting fees (GEZ) or
    • Other proof or decision of another authority on financial neediness


Note: An application is required prior to the start of the course.

  • for processing the application: usually about 2 weeks

Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)

Address Frankenstrasse 210
90402 Nuremberg
Telephone +49 911 943-0
Fax +49 911 943-10000
Email service@bamf.bund.de
WEB www.bamf.de/
Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: no

You can submit your application for exemption from costs in writing to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).

In writing by mail

  • You can either fill out the form on the BAMF website or download it and then fill it out.
  • Print out the form and sign it.
  • Attach the required supporting documents to your form.
  • Send the form to the BAMF regional office responsible for you.
  • The BAMF will check your application and contact you if there are any questions or missing documents.
  • You will receive a notification by mail that your application has been approved or rejected.

Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs (BMI)

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