Country code: DE


NFP: The Interior Ministry

Since 2006

Overview of the national institutional and policy framework governing migration:

  • The Act on Foreigners of 1965
  • the Act on Foreigners of 1990
  • Migration Act of 2005
  • Integration Act of 2016
  • Adoption of the Valetta Joint Action Plan (JVAP) in 2015

The most important function in policy formulation lies with the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI). The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) and the Federal Police as subordinate authorities to the BMI are responsible for the majority of operative tasks at the Federal level. Other essential actors within administration and management of procedures are the Foreigners Authorities of the Federal States (regarding residence), the Federal Employment Agency (regarding access to the labour market) and the Diplomatic Missions (regarding visa issuance).

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