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Apply for a cost exemption for the integration course


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

To do this, please submit an application to your local BAMF regional office in good time before the start of the course. If necessary, the application for cost exemption 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 exemption from costs for the period prior to your application is not possible.

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

The following can apply for a cost exemption:

  • who is not automatically exempt from the obligation to contribute to costs, and
  • receives an eligibility to participate in the integration course and
  • receives unemployment benefit I, unemployment benefit II or social assistance, or
  • who can prove his financial need in any other way.

When applying, you must submit:

  • Current proof (copy of the decision) on the receipt of
    • Unemployment benefit I,
    • Unemployment benefit II or
    • Welfare
  • alternatively: Current proof (copy of notice) of financial need, such as:
    • Receipt of housing benefit or
    • Exemption from the broadcasting fee (GEZ) or
    • Other evidence or decision of another body on financial need


Note: An application is required before the start of the course.

  • for the processing of 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 cost exemption in writing to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).

In writing by post

  • 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 regional office of the BAMF responsible for you.
  • The BAMF will review your application and contact you if you have any questions or missing documents.
  • You will receive a notification by post that your application has been approved or rejected.

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI)

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