Population: 82 487 842
NFP: Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
Involvement: Since 2006

The main migration policy instruments in Germany:

Non-exhaustive list of key policy documents in the area of migration:

The main ministries in charge of migration affairs:

  • Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community: Together with its subordinate authorities it is the main body dealing with migration affairs, including immigration (entry, residence); border management and irregular migration; asylum procedure and reception centres; socio-economic integration; return and readmission.
  • Federal Foreign Office: responsible visa and consular affairs.
  • Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ): development cooperation with countries of origin and transit of migration.


Last update: December 2018