Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

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Federal Office for Migration and Refugees
- BAMF -

State level Federation
position Higher federal authority
Supervisory authority Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Home Affairs
founding January 12, 1953 as the “Federal Agency for the Recognition of Foreign Refugees”. 1965 renamed "Federal Office for the Recognition of Foreign Refugees" and since January 1, 2005 "Federal Office for Migration and Refugees"
Headquarters Nuremberg
Authority management President Hans-Eckhard Sommer , Vice President Andrea Schumacher (since July 6, 2018), Vie President Ursula Praschma (since May 1, 2020)
Servants around 8,141 (as of 2020)
Budget volume EUR 847.56 million (2019)
Web presence bamf.de
BAMF headquarters in Nuremberg

The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees ( BAMF ) is a German higher federal authority within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Homeland (BMI) with its seat in the former southern barracks in Nuremberg .


The Federal Office is the central migration authority with competencies in the areas of migration, integration and return and is responsible for the following tasks in Germany :


When the Ordinance on the Recognition and Distribution of Foreign Refugees (AsylVO) came into force on January 12, 1953, the Federal Office for the Recognition of Foreign Refugees with 40 employees in Nuremberg- Langwasser , housed within the so-called Valka camp (formerly SS Barracks ) to work on. The first residents, so-called displaced persons (homeless foreigners) from the Baltic states, named the refugee camp after the Latvian-Estonian border town of Valka ; the name became a synonym for the camp. In 1961, the authority with around 50 employees was relocated to Zirndorf ( Fürth district ) in the vicinity of the barracks, which had been used as a collective camp for foreigners since 1959.

In 1965 it was renamed the Federal Office for the Recognition of Foreign Refugees ( Aliens Act of April 21, 1965). The Federal Office is a higher federal authority within the remit of the Federal Ministry of the Interior . In 1980 the Federal Office had around 240 employees. Because of the increasing number of asylum applications, from August 1, 1980, individual decision-makers who were not subject to instructions replaced the recognition committees with a chairman and two assessors, who had previously decided on asylum applications. In 1986 a large part of the employees worked again in Nuremberg-Langwasser in a rented office building.

In the 1980s the number of asylum applications rose sharply (around 100,000 asylum applications in 1980; around 200,000 asylum applications in 1990). The reasons for this were civil war-like conditions in Turkey in 1974 and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992 (around 303,000 asylum applications in 1992). After intensive negotiations, this increase led to a new law at the end of 1992 ( asylum compromise ). Organizational and personnel changes followed, which accelerated the asylum procedure. The decision was made to move the headquarters to the former southern barracks in Nuremberg.

In 1993 the office had a staff of over 4,000. On July 1, 1993, the maximum number of 48 branch offices was reached in all federal states. After the reform of the asylum law, which reduced the number of asylum seekers, a hiring freeze was ordered from the end of 1993, and staff were cut in 1995. In November / December 1996, after three and a half years of renovation, the headquarters of the Federal Office moved into the former south barracks on Frankenstrasse in Nuremberg as a new office building.

Until 2004, the Federal Office had appointed a Federal Commissioner for Asylum Matters (Section 6 AsylVfG old version ) who was able to take part in asylum proceedings before the Federal Office and in legal proceedings before the courts of administrative jurisdiction and to take legal action against decisions of the Federal Office. He was appointed by the Federal Ministry of the Interior and was bound by its instructions.

Expansion of the areas of responsibility from 2005

With the entry into force of the Immigration Act (January 1, 2005), many of the state integration tasks that were legally anchored in the act for the first time were bundled at the Federal Office; others have been added over the past few years. The Federal Office for the Recognition of Foreign Refugees (BAFL) became the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). In addition to the existing tasks, such as keeping the Central Register of Foreigners (AZR) or the promotion of return , the area of integration promotion and thus the task of promoting language and orientation courses, migration advice and the admission of Jewish immigrants from the successor states of the Soviet Union were added . The Federal Office thus developed from a pure asylum authority into a competence center for migration and integration. A council of experts for immigration and integration (immigration council) was formed. Its task is to regularly present the domestic reception and integration capacities as well as the current development of migratory movements.

On July 21, 2005, the Central Office for Providing Information on Return Assistance (ZIRF) was set up to coordinate and organize return assistance. Its task is to facilitate and promote the voluntary return of asylum seekers through information and advice. In December 2014, on the basis of the joint declaration by the interior ministers and senators on the challenges of refugee policy (October 17, 2014), a federal-state coordination center for integrated return management (BLK-IRM) was set up at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees .

Processes and increases in the course of the refugee crisis

In connection with the refugee crisis , the office came under increasing pressure. Both the backlog of around 250,000 unprocessed old applications for asylum and serious misunderstandings about announcements about the possible suspension of the Dublin Agreement in the course of the crisis met with incomprehension in Germany and other European countries. Before the announcement, internal papers from the office of the Pro Asyl organization had been leaked from the BAMF , in which a changed approach to refugees from Syria was discussed. The media announced that according to an internal guideline of the BAMF, refugees from Syria who had applied for asylum in Germany, contrary to the Dublin Convention, will in future no longer be returned to the EU countries in which they were first registered. According to the Federal Ministry of the Interior, “it can be assumed that Syrian refugees can from now on firmly count on being able to stay in the Federal Republic”. The office was finally forced to announce in a tweet on August 25, 2015 that the Dublin procedure for Syrian nationals is in fact no longer being pursued at this point in time. Some observers attributed a significant contribution to the increase in the number of refugees making their way to Germany to this news.

In May 2015, Federal Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière ( CDU ) announced that he wanted to increase the staff of the Federal Office from 2,800 to 4,800 in the future in order to be able to cope with the increasing number of asylum applications. A further increase in staff to 6,300 positions and an additional 1,000 temporary positions is planned for 2016. The newly hired staff will be trained in the qualification center opened in 2015.

Since the 4th quarter of 2015, the authority has been expanding its network across Germany at locations throughout Germany. The aim is to shorten the waiting times and thus the duration of asylum procedures through integrated refugee management in arrival centers in all federal states.

In the arrival centers , registration, instruction, medical examination and the asylum procedure are carried out in one place by the various authorities involved. The asylum procedures (hearing / decision) are carried out in the so-called branch offices . At the same time, as a regional office, some are the contact persons for the providers of integration measures and are responsible for on-site integration work and perform migration tasks. Decision-making processes are decided in decision-making centers .

On February 17, 2017, the Frankfurt / Main public prosecutor opened a preliminary investigation against Lieutenant Franco A. for the preparation of a "state-endangering act of violence". At the end of 2015, he had claimed to be a Syrian refugee in Bavaria, was recognized as a war refugee, although he spoke no Arabic and only broken French, was given a room in a collective accommodation and received a good 400 euros per month in social benefits until his arrest. At the same time, he was still employed in the Bundeswehr. He had also illegally obtained weapons, stolen ammunition, exchanged right-wing extremist views and had notes that indicate a possible right-wing terrorist attack. The Federal Court of Justice admitted this charge in November 2019. Franco A. The incident meant no action for the employees

At the beginning of June 2018 it became known that contracts of several hundred BAMF employees with no reason can not be extended due to the ban on chain contracts for staff with no reason. In a letter dated May 22, 2018, BAMF President Jutta Cordt explained that the authority had permanent positions available in 1937 and that around 3,200 employees were temporary. It was not possible to defer all of these posts due to budgetary requirements.

Head of the Federal Office

From July 3, 2000 to November 30, 2010, Albert Maximilian Schmid , State Secretary a. D., President of the Federal Office.

Manfred Schmidt was President of the BAMF from December 1, 2010 to September 17, 2015 .

On September 18, 2015, Frank-Jürgen Weise became head of the office (while retaining his position at the Federal Employment Agency ). Georg Thiel was appointed as deputy head . Due to legal restrictions for the chairman of the board of the Federal Employment Agency, which were initially not taken into account when deciding in favor of Weise, the duties of the head of office were formally exercised by Vice President Michael Griesbeck, who was transferred to the Federal Ministry of the Interior on June 15, 2016. Vice-presidents became Uta Dauke (from May 23, 2016; based in Berlin) and Ralph Tiesler (from October 1, 2016).

Jutta Cordt has been head of the Federal Office since January 1, 2017 (initially provisionally), of which she had become President on February 1, 2017 as the successor to Frank-Jürgen Weise and whose deputy head she had previously been since October 1, 2016. She was released on June 15, 2018.

On June 18, the Federal Ministry of the Interior confirmed its intention to propose Hans-Eckhard Sommer to the Federal Cabinet as the new BAMF President.

Structure and organization

The Federal Office is subdivided into the management, departments, groups and units. Accompanying bodies, advisory boards and expert forums support the management and the departments.

  • Management with management staff: President Hans-Eckhard Sommer, Vice-President Ursula Praschma, Vice-President Andrea Schumacher. Various officers are assigned to the management staff, for example the security officer, equal opportunities officer or the data protection officer.
  • Department 1: Central Services, Personnel / Organization, Infrastructure
  • Department 2: Information technology, controlling, statistics, risk management
  • Department 3: Asylum business process, Dublin procedure
  • Department 4: Region North, West
  • Department 5: Region East, Southwest, South
  • Department 6: Basics of the asylum procedure, quality assurance, information center asylum and migration, litigation
  • Department 7: Security in Asylum Procedures, Return, Right of Residence, Central Register of Foreigners
  • Department 8: Integration and Social Cohesion
  • Department 9: International tasks, fundamental issues of migration, EU fund administration
  • Department 10: Research

Branch offices

In addition to its headquarters in Nuremberg, the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees also has the following offices:

  • Augsburg (branch)
  • Bad Berleburg (branch office)
  • Bad Fallingbostel (arrival center)
  • Bamberg (branch)
  • Bayreuth (branch office)
  • Berlin (branch office)
  • Berlin (arrival center)
  • Bielefeld (branch office - property 1)
  • Bielefeld (branch office - property 2)
  • Bonn (Decision Center West)
  • Bramsche (branch office)
  • Braunschweig (branch)
  • Bremen (arrival center)
  • Bremen (branch)
  • Büdingen (branch office)
  • Burbach (branch)
  • Chemnitz (arrival center)
  • Chemnitz (branch)
  • Deggendorf (branch)
  • Dortmund (arrival center)
  • Dortmund (Dublin procedure branch)
  • Dresden (arrival center)
  • Düsseldorf (branch office)
  • Eisenhüttenstadt (branch office)
  • Ellwangen (branch office)
  • Erding (waiting room)
  • Essen (branch)
  • Feldkirchen (waiting room)
  • Frankfurt Airport (branch office)
  • Freilassing (registration road)
  • Freiburg i.Br. (Branch office)
  • Friedland (branch office)
  • Giessen (branch office - property 1)
  • Giessen (branch office - property 2)
  • Glückstadt (arrival center)
  • Greven (registration road)
  • Halberstadt (arrival center)
  • Halberstadt (branch)
  • Hamburg (arrival center)
  • Hamburg (branch office)
  • Heidelberg (arrival center)
  • Hermeskeil (branch office)
  • Ingelheim / Bingen (branch office)
  • Ingolstadt / Manching (branch office)
  • Jena / Hermsdorf (branch)
  • Karlsruhe (branch)
  • Karlsruhe (regional office)
  • Kiel (branch)
  • Cologne (arrival center)
  • Cologne (branch office)
  • Kusel (branch office)
  • Lebach (arrival center)
  • Lebach (branch and regional office)
  • Leipzig (arrival center)
  • Mannheim (Decision Center Southwest)
  • Mönchengladbach (arrival center)
  • Mühlhausen (branch office)
  • Munich (branch office - property 1)
  • Munich (branch office - property 2)
  • Münster (arrival center)
  • Neumünster (arrival center)
  • Neumünster (branch)
  • Neumünster-Boostedt (branch office)
  • Niederaußem / Bergheim (registration road)
  • Nostorf-Horst (branch office)
  • Nuremberg (South Decision Center)
  • Oldenburg (branch)
  • Osnabrück (branch)
  • Passau (registration road)
  • Regensburg (branch)
  • Rendsburg (branch office)
  • Reutlingen / Eningen u. A. (branch office)
  • Rosenheim (registration street)
  • Schweinfurt (branch)
  • Sigmaringen (branch)
  • Stern-Buchholz (arrival center)
  • Suhl (arrival center)
  • Trier (arrival center)
  • Trier (branch)
  • Unna (branch)
  • Würzburg (regional office)
  • Zirndorf (branch)

File number

The essential identification feature for an asylum procedure is the BAMF file number. The file number should be given when communicating with the BAMF, particularly when notifying changes of address. It has the shape nnnnnnn-lll. The first seven digits identify the asylum seeker, the last three digits identify his home country. Frequently used country codes are:

150 Kosovo, Republic
170 Serbia, Republic
224 Eritrea
238 Ghana
423 Afghanistan
438 Iraq
439 Iran
451 Lebanon
475 Syria
997 (stateless)

Cooperation with the Federal Ministry of the Interior

The Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) exercises technical and legal supervision over the Federal Office. The Federal Ministry of the Interior must be involved at an early stage in all processes requiring participation.

Cooperation with authorities

In its rules of procedure from the end of 2017, the Federal Office stated that it was working with various authorities, including:

Furthermore, there are:

  • Chancellery from October 2015 by the then head of the Federal Chancellery Peter Altmaier as the central contact for the "overall political coordination of all aspects of the current refugee situation" with the then Minister of State Helge Braun

Cooperation with other bodies

The Federal Office works with a large number of other bodies, e.g. B. with

(*) The Federal Office reimburses the providers for the costs of holding the integration courses. A distinction is made between general and special integration courses. Course costs, examination costs and necessary travel costs are reimbursed

BAMF budget

Target budget of the BAMF (2014 to 2017)

Cost type Target (2014) Target (2015) Target (2016) Target (2017)
Personnel expenses 109,513 166,812 * 319.991 457.198
Material administrative expenses (including rents and leases for real estate) 44,412 59,203 * 59,887 292,325
Allocations and grants (excluding investments) 56 56 * 56 56
Investments 5,296 20,817 * 72.013 32,122
total 159,277 246,888 * 651.947 781.701

Figures for 2015 including supplementary target budgets, each in € 1,000

Statistics of decisions 2011–2017

In 2015 and 2016, the number of lawsuits fell temporarily due to the high recognition rate and the high proportion of decisions in favor of refugee protection. The following table shows the published figures from the BAMF report.

year Number of BAMF decisions Protection rate% Claim rate%
2011 43,362 22.3 45.8
2012 61,826 27.7 44.8
2013 80,978 24.9 46.2
2014 128,911 31.5 40.2
2015 282,726 49.8 16.1
2016 695.733 62.4 24.8
2017 603.428 43.4 49.8

Criticism and controversy

The Bremen public prosecutor's office accuses "the former head of the Bremen office of having, together with lawyers specializing in asylum law, an interpreter and another accused, directed asylum seekers to Bremen in a gang-like manner and provided them with unjustly issued residence permits."

Initially, the suspicion was that in around 2000 cases from 2013 to 2017, she should have pulled hopeless asylum procedures and brought them to a positive conclusion for the applicants. In return for recognition, money is said to have flowed. On April 20, 2018, investigators searched the private apartment of the former head of the Bremen branch office of the Federal Office, Ulrike B., on suspicion of bribery and inducement to abusive asylum applications.

In 307 of 43,000 completed test procedures, including 18,000 in Bremen, the already recognized protection status was revoked. 99.3% of the original proceedings were not objected to.

In September 2016, the Brandenburg Public Prosecutor's Office applied for the BAMF to hand over data records for re-examination after it had emerged that the passports of alleged Syrian refugees previously presented in asylum proceedings had been classified as genuine by the BAMF, even though they were forgeries .

The authority is accused that asylum procedures were partly decided by unqualified employees. During the refugee crisis from 2015, some of these people were hired with insufficient qualifications and had not received any relevant training.

Although the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) was aware of risks in the asylum file system, the management of the authorities failed to fundamentally analyze and remedy them. Accordingly, comprehensive improvements to the Maris system (migration asylum reintegration system) were only initiated after a control and review by the Federal Data Protection Officer. As the data protection authority explained when asked, a corresponding control, which started in March 2017, was not initiated by the BAMF or the higher-level Federal Ministry of the Interior, but by the data protection officers themselves.

In August 2017, a study by the administrative scientist Jörg Bogumil on the integration of refugees criticized the BAMF as inefficient. In the interview he said: "We have identified a competence and organizational failure (...) We have a management of distrust (...) It is based solely on discovering abuse and not helping." Duplication of work and poor communication were considered most important deficits identified. The inadequate cooperation between administrations and authorities hampers integration and wastes a lot of time and money. Refugees whose asylum status has been recognized would have to apply for a new health card. Due to the lack of handover management, all data would have to be re-entered.

At the end of 2015, the General Staff Council of the BAMF criticized the fact that the accelerated asylum procedure for Syrians and Eritreans did not follow the rule of law. There is no identity check for asylum seekers who are Syrians or who pose as such . Refugee status is only granted if an interpreter, who is usually neither sworn in nor comes from Syria, considers an asylum seeker to be a Syrian. In the case of refugees who are able to show a Syrian passport , the decision-makers are "required to grant this group of people refugee status without an authenticity check". This procedure is inadequate, as numerous Syrian passports are forged and a large number of asylum seekers give false identities in order to obtain the prospect of staying with the possibility of family reunification etc. These concerns have been ironed out. At the beginning of 2016 there were one million open asylum applications, for which Frank-Jürgen Weise , Head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) made the requirement that these had to be processed by the end of 2016 from September 2015 to the end of 2016. With reference to the 2017 Bundestag election, he explained that one should not have allowed “going into the election year with images of conditions that look like flooding, disorder and lack of legitimacy and that play into the hands of some”. The "star" in turn wrote of a "highly political" mission: Weise should ensure that images of loss of control are not repeated, which Merkel "under no circumstances could use in the 2017 federal election campaign". In the target agreement “Work program for the year 2016”, Weise assured State Secretary Emily Haber that she would ensure speed and thoroughness in the processing of asylum applications. The authority management went over to trimming the branch offices even more for high processing numbers. Above all, those branch offices that responded positively to many applications were able to report good figures, since positive asylum notices can be dealt with with a file note, whereas a rejection requires a forty-page reason. Under her successor Jutta Cordt, the practice continued until the case of Franco A., a right-wing extremist soldier of German origin, who had been recognized by the BAMF as a Syrian refugee, became known. In May 2018, the BAMF General Staff Council called for courage to truth and a fresh start in an open letter to the authorities: “We call on you to hold all so-called executives accountable who have prevented a constitutional asylum procedure by means of corresponding hearings and notices. “This is not just about the Bremen BAMF affair, but nationwide asylum procedures were carried out under time pressure and the threat of official sanctions. In doing so, the number of cases dealt with was given absolute priority over the quality of the asylum decisions.

At the beginning of September 2018 it became known in the media that, according to an internal audit report by the Federal Audit Office, the Federal Ministry of the Interior, as the specialist supervisor of the Federal Office for Migration, had failed in several cases. A year later - in September 2019 - charges were brought against three accused by the Bremen district court.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

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  2. ^ Vice-President Ursula Countess Praschma. Retrieved July 7, 2020 .
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  24. Rules of Procedure for the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (GO-BAMF) § 31
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  29. Interior Minister Herrmann and BAMF President Schmidt agree to continue the good and close cooperation BAMF press release of June 3, 2011
  30. Source: Wikipedia article Commissioner of the Federal Government for Migration, Refugees and Integration
  31. Source: Wikipedia article Integration Commissioner
  32. Rules of Procedure for the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (GO-BAMF) § 32
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  38. BAMF mediators and interpreters are said to have collected money. In: Weser Kurier May 27, 2018
  39. Bremen Public Prosecutor's Office press release 3/2018
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