Bundesrat clears refugee card

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© dpa asylum and protection seekers receive in future in Germany a special refugee card.
The Bundestag had already agreed, now the Federal Council cleared the way for the new “proof of arrival”. With the given Law the number of non-registered migrants is to be reduced.

Asylum and protection seekers receive in future in Germany a special refugee card. The Federal Council approved on Friday a law of the grand coalition, the Bundestag had already agreed. On the “proof of arrival” should be stated in addition to a photo, inter alia, name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality and sex. Refugees without such a document be excluded from asylum seeker services.

The Act provides that asylum seekers will be registered quickly and comprehensively. For each refugee a record is to be saved with fingerprint. This is after the first contact with an authority happened and not only when an asylum application. Also information on vaccinations and health examinations shall be recorded. For faster integration and information on education and vocational training or other qualifications are noted.

By law, the number of non-registered migrants is to be reduced. NRW state premier Hannelore Kraft said the state need a comprehensive overview of who was staying in the country. In addition, be swift clarity necessary could stay and who not. The law will bring significant improvements.