Asylum and refugee law

Persons persecuted on political grounds shall have the right of asylum, article 16 a subsection 1 Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (Grundgesetz)

The term asylum originates from Greek (asylos) and it means sanctuary.

Granting asylum, sanctuary, for politically persecuted persons is not only moral duty; it is also civilization and democratic achievement.

The Federal Republic of Germany has clear position on the rights of asylum seekers and refugees.
Article 16 a subsection 1 Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany (Grundgesetz) says: “Persons persecuted on political grounds shall have the right of asylum“.

Furthermore, the Federal Republic of Germany is determined by ratification of the Geneva Refugee Convention and its additional protocol that refugees in Germany have the right to seek refuge from persecution.

Today, the claim of asylum for politically persecuted persons is becoming more and more difficult to achieve. The EU and its member states work intensively to achieve “border security“. The measures range from constructing a barbed wire fence to military operations.

In addition, the right of asylum is increasingly restricted by lawmaker.

Law Office SMR will provide you with the legal assistance with issues relating to the asylum and refugee law. Quickly and competently.

We deal every day with:

  • Counseling/official and judicial representation in asylum and refugees cases (submitting requests for asylum, approving/rejecting requests for asylum, applying for family asylum, subsequent application, subsidiary protection)
  • Granting and prolongation of residence permit after acknowledgement that a person is entitled to political asylum/granting refugee status/subsidiary protection
  • Cancellation of the asylum seeker permit
  • Avoid termination of residence (expulsion/deportation, detention)
  • Social rights for asylum seekers/refugees (The Asylum Seekers Benefits Law (Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz), unemployment benefits (Arbeitslosengeld II/Hartz 4), work permit et cetera)
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