Law and rights

Law and justice are constitutionally vested in Germany and are of significant value. The diversified legal system covers all areas of life which offers you extensive protection.

In case you have specific legal questions, we recommend you contact a lawyer or contact the legal advisory service or help organisations who will support you.

It is important to know that many letters from the authorities contain advice on legal remedies („Rechtsbehelfsbelehrung“). This means that you have the right to appeal to the letters content. Often, the deadline to appeal is very short, therefore it is very important to open your mail daily and if necessary seek help from a person of your trust to help you.

You can find Information, advice and explanations regarding the procedure for granting the right of asylum (Asylverfahren) and refugee protection on the website of the Department for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).

Frequently asked questions