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Apply for admission as a late repatriate

Description

If you are a ethnic German repatriate and would like to relocate to Germany, you and your relatives will go through an admission procedure beforehand.

If you are of German descent and live in a state of the former Eastern Bloc or the successor states of the former Soviet Union, you can permanently relocate to Germany. But before you leave for Germany, you have to go through an admission procedure for ethnic German repatriates.

In this procedure, the Federal Office of Administration checks whether you meet the legal requirements for moving to Germany. If you receive a letter of admission, you may enter the Federal Republic of Germany. With the recognition as a late repatriate you will receive German citizenship.

Your family members can also move to Germany together with you on request. You can include your spouse and children in your admission notice if:

  • you expressly request that:
  • the marriage with the non-German spouse has existed for at least three years, and
  • Your wife or husband has a basic knowledge of the German language.

If you want to include children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren who are already of legal age, they must also prove basic knowledge of the German language. You can also subsequently include your spouse in the admission notice.

You have to organize and pay for your departure (for example by train, bus or plane) yourself. After arriving in Germany, you and your family members will first come to the Friedland branch of the Federal Office of Administration. There you will be registered and assigned to a federal state.

Afterwards, you can take part in an integration course free of charge.

Please submit your application for admission under the Federal Displaced Persons Act in writing:

  • Download the form online and print it out.
  • Alternatively, you can request the form in writing from the Federal Office of Administration.
  • Fill in the form and add the necessary evidence.
  • Submit the application documents to the Federal Office of Administration.
  • You will receive the respective processing status and the decision of the Federal Office of Administration by post without being asked.

If your application is approved:

  • Register orally at the Federal Office of Administration. You will receive a corresponding proof.
  • Your identity will be verified by the application details.
  • This initiates the certification procedure.
  • They are allocated to a federal state, taking into account family ties, employment, employment and training opportunities.
  • On request, you can submit a name declaration in the distribution procedure (for example, adaptation of the first and last name to the German language.

If your application has been rejected:

  • You can object to this. You must do this in writing by post within one month.
  • If you do not agree with a decision of the Federal Office of Administration, you have the option of filing an objection or bringing an action.

Herself:

  • You come from a state of the former Soviet Union and are a person of German ethnicity:
    • You have at least one parent with German citizenship or ethnicity.
    • Until they left the resettlement areas, they professed their allegiance to German ethnicity by means of a corresponding declaration of nationality or in any other way.
    • You can have a simple interview on German at the time of the decision of the Federal Office of Administration on your application for admission.
  • If you live in countries other than the former Soviet Union (including Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania): You have experienced disadvantages due to your German ethnicity or are subject to the repercussions of previous disadvantages.

Your family members (spouse, children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren):

  • the marriage with the non-German spouse has existed for at least three years.
  • Your spouse and your adult children have a basic knowledge of the German language in accordance with level A 1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Proof of German ethnicity

  • By proving your German ancestry (submission of corresponding civil status certificates, for example, birth certificate, marriage certificate)
  • and a commitment to german ethnicity within the meaning of the Federal Displaced Persons Act by means of a corresponding declaration of nationality (for example, in the domestic passport, in the military passport) or in another way by
  • proof of sufficient German language skills at level B 1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (e.g. by means of a certificate or a language test in a mission abroad)
  • Objection period against a rejection notice: within one month after notification
  • Time limit for bringing an action: within one month of notification of the notice of opposition
  • between several months and several years (the duration of the procedure depends, among other things, on the participation and language skills of the applicants)
  • between the arrival in Friedland and the distribution to a federal state: about 5 days

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