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Apply for a travel allowance for integration courses

Description

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) is a higher federal authority and is responsible, among other things, for the travel allowance for attending integration courses.

You can receive the travel allowance if you have to walk more than 3 kilometres from your home to the course location.

Another condition is that you do not have to pay a contribution towards the costs of the integration course.

You can receive a lump sum per course day, i.e. a fixed amount of money.

Make your application in good time before the start of the course. As a rule, you will receive the travel allowance from the course section that begins after your application. Retroactive payment for the period before your application is not possible.

If the course location or your residential address changes, you must submit a new application for a travel allowance to the BAMF.

Late repatriates
If you are a Spätaussiedler (ethnic German repatriate) or a member of their family, you will only receive the travel allowance if you are receiving Arbeitslosengeld II (unemployment benefit II), Sozialhilfe (social welfare), Arbeitslosengeld I (unemployment benefit I) without any other income or if you are financially needy for other reasons.

Hardship application
If the BAMF already pays you a travel allowance, but this does not cover the actual travel costs, you can apply for a higher daily allowance. To do this, you must submit a hardship application.

You can apply for the travel allowance online or in writing at the responsible regional office of the BAMF.

You can apply for a travel allowance:

  • Participants in an integration course who do not have to pay a contribution to the costs of the integration course.

Further prerequisite:

  • The course location is at least 3 kilometres away from your home on foot.

When applying, you must submit:

  • Map section showing your commute between home and course location.
  • As a late repatriate or their relatives additionally:
    • Current notice (copy) about the receipt of:
      • Unemployment benefit I,
      • unemployment benefit II or
      • social welfare
    • alternatively: Current proof (copy) of your financial need:
      • Notice of housing benefit or
      • Notice of exemption from broadcasting fees (GEZ) or
      • Other proof or decision from another authority regarding financial neediness
  • Hardship application: printout / information from the transport association about the fare level and price of the required travel ticket

Please submit your application in good time before the start of the course.

  • for processing the application: usually about 3 to 30 days
  • opposition
  • administrative claim

You must apply for your travel allowance online or in writing to the relevant regional office of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).

Online application

  • Complete the online application on the federal portal verwaltung.bund.de.
  • Upload the required documents as a scan.
  • Submit your application.

Note: For the online application you need the online ID function of your identity card with PIN or your electronic residence permit with PIN.

  • The regional office of the BAMF will check your application.
  • You will receive a notice by mail that your application has been
    • approved or
    • rejected.

Written application

  • Go to the website of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees and open the application form.
  • You can fill in the form either
    • fill it in on the screen or
    • download it and then fill it out.
  • Print out the form and sign it.
  • Send the form with the necessary documents by post to your competent regional office of the BAMF.
  • The regional office of the BAMF will check your application.
  • You will receive a notification by mail that your application
    • granted or
    • rejected.

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