What papers do I show?

The government will ask you for identity documents when you arrive at the Ankunftszentrum (Reception center) for registration.

Your documents will be given back to you once the BAMF has decided on your asylum application.

Ask the government for copies of your documents before giving them away. Even better: Make photos and save them online (so you can not lose them and print them if needed). During the asylum application the copies will be very useful.

Please note: On the Aufnahmeschein (White Paper) – handed out at registration – will be written what kind of documents you gave out. So please keep it at least until the end of the asylum application!