Germany: New Program for Nationals of Afghanistan 

Last Updated on February 23, 2023

Key Points 

  • The government of Germany introduced a new program for admitting at-risk nationals of Afghanistan 


On 17 October 2022, the government of Germany introduced new measures for assisting nationals from Afghanistan in relocating to Germany. Through these new measures, approved agencies will nominate nationals of Afghanistan for admittance into Germany. Approved agencies are designated by the German government.  

Targeted groups under the program include the following: 

  • Have been exposed to additional risk through a commitment to women’s and human rights for their work in spheres of justice, politics, media, education, culture, sport or academia 
  • Are vulnerable to harm, violence or persecution as a result of their gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion 

Eligible individuals must also be a citizen of Afghanistan currently residing in Afghanistan.   

What are the Changes?  

The government of Germany introduced a new program for admitting at-risk nationals of Afghanistan into the country. Through the new plan, the government aims to admit approximately 1,000 nationals of Afghanistan every month until otherwise stated. 

Looking Ahead 

Continue to check the government of Germany’s website and Envoy’s website for the latest updates and information. 

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