FAQ: Assistance leaving Afghanistan for German nationals and other people entitled to protection

09.09.2021 - Article

The German Government continues to work hard to find ways to help people for whom Germany bears a special responsibility leave Afghanistan safely. What are the next steps?

Thanks to our military evacuation, more than 5300 people have been flown from Kabul to safety. The end of the military airlift does not however mark the end of our support for the people for whom Germany bears particular responsibility.

We are currently receiving lots of enquiries asking what specifically the German Government is doing to help people leave Afghanistan in this new phase, following the end of the military evacuation. We have therefore drawn up this list of frequently asked questions (FAQ), which will be constantly updated.

Our efforts are targeting German nationals, local employees of German agencies, and Afghans who have been identified by the German Government and are particularly at risk, and who had been offered the prospect of leaving the country with the Bundeswehr by the end of the military evacuation operation. The immediate families - normally spouse and minor children - of these people are also included.

We are also keeping an eye on people who submit visa applications for family reunification at the German missions in New Delhi and Islamabad. The German Government is already doing its utmost to find ways of improving visa processing procedures for Afghan family members.

The German Government is not at present running any additional humanitarian programme for taking in Afghan nationals.

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