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Asylum Procedure Act (AsylVfG)

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Translation provided by the Language Service of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

Stand: Die Übersetzung berücksichtigt die Änderung(en) des Gesetzes durch Artikel 2 des Gesetzes vom 23.12.2014 (BGBl. I S. 2439)
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Chapter 1
Scope of application
Section 1Scope of application
Chapter 2
Granting protection
Sub-Chapter 1
Section 2Legal status of persons granted asylum status
Sub-Chapter 2
International protection
Section 3Recognition of refugee status
Section 3aActs of persecution
Section 3bGrounds for persecution
Section 3cAgents of persecution
Section 3dAgents of protection
Section 3eInternal protection
Section 4Subsidiary protection
Chapter 3
General information
Section 5Federal Office
Section 6Binding effect of decisions under asylum law
Section 7Collection of personal data
Section 8Transmission of personal data
Section 9United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Section 10Provisions concerning delivery
Section 11Exclusion of administrative appeals
Section 11aTemporary suspension of decisions
Chapter 4
Asylum procedures
Sub-Chapter 1
General rules of procedure
Section 12Legal capacity of minors
Section 13Application for asylum
Section 14Filing an application for asylum
Section 14aFamily unity
Section 15General obligations to cooperate
Section 16Documenting, establishing and verifying identity
Section 17Interpreters/translators
Sub-Chapter 2
Initiating the asylum procedure
Section 18Tasks of the border authority
Section 18aProcedure in case of entry by air
Section 19Tasks of the foreigners authority and the police
Section 20Referral to a reception centre
Section 21Retention and transfer of documents
Section 22Registration requirements
Section 22aTaking charge of an applicant for the purpose of processing an asylum application
Sub-Chapter 3
Procedure at the Federal Office
Section 23Filing an application at the branch office
Section 24Obligations of the Federal Office
Section 25Interview
Section 26Asylum status for families and international protection for family members
Section 26aSafe third countries
Section 27Safety elsewhere from persecution
Section 27aResponsibility of another country
Section 28Post-flight reasons
Section 29Applications for asylum to be disregarded
Section 29aSafe country of origin
Section 30Manifestly unfounded applications for asylum
Section 31Decisions by the Federal Office on asylum applications
Section 32Decision in case of withdrawal or abandonment of the application
Section 32aSuspension of the proceedings
Section 33Abandonment of the proceedings
Sub-Chapter 4
Termination of residence
Section 34Deportation warning
Section 34aDeportation order
Section 35Deportation warning in case of applications for asylum that are to be disregarded
Section 36Procedure in cases of applications for asylum that are to be disregarded or are manifestly unfounded
Section 37Further procedure in case of an appeal granted by court decision
Section 38Deadline for leaving the country in case of rejection for other reasons or withdrawal of the application
Section 39(repealed)
Section 40Notification of the foreigners authority
Section 41(repealed)
Section 42Binding effect of decisions under foreigners law
Section 43Enforceability and suspension of deportation
Chapter 5
Accommodation and distribution
Section 44Setting up and maintaining reception centres
Section 45Admission quotas
Section 46Determination of the responsible reception centre
Section 47Residence in reception centres
Section 48Termination of the obligation to reside in a reception centre
Section 49Release from the reception centre
Section 50Distribution within a Land
Section 51Distribution among the Länder
Section 52Calculation of quotas
Section 53Collective accommodation
Section 54Notification of the Federal Office
Chapter 6
Right of residence during the asylum procedure
Section 55Permission to stay in Germany
Section 56Geographic restrictions
Section 57Leaving the area of a reception centre
Section 58Leaving an assigned area of residence
Section 59Enforcing geographic restrictions
Section 59aExpiry of geographic restrictions
Section 59bOrdering geographic restrictions
Section 60Restrictions
Section 61Employment
Section 62Medical examination
Section 63Certificate of permission to stay (Aufenthaltsgestattung)
Section 64Obligation to carry identification papers
Section 65Return of passport
Section 66Alerts to determine the foreigner’s whereabouts
Section 67Termination of permission to stay
Section 68(repealed)
Section 69(repealed)
Section 70(repealed)
Chapter 7
Follow-up application, secondary application
Section 71Follow-up application
Section 71aSecondary application
Chapter 8
Expiry of legal status
Section 72Cessation
Section 73Revocation and withdrawal of asylum and refugee status
Section 73aForeign recognition as a refugee
Section 73bRevocation and withdrawal of subsidiary protection
Section 73cWithdrawal and revocation of deportation bans
Chapter 9
Court proceedings
Section 74Period within which action must be brought; rejection of late submission
Section 75Suspensive effect of court action
Section 76Individual judges
Section 77Decision by the court
Section 78Legal remedy
Section 79Special provisions governing appeals
Section 80Inadmissibility of complaints
Section 80aSuspension of the proceedings
Section 81Abandonment of the proceedings
Section 82Inspection of the files in temporary relief proceedings
Section 83Special panels of deciding judges
Section 83aNotification of the foreigners authority
Section 83bCourt costs, value of the subject matter
Chapter 10
Provisions as to punishments for criminal offences and fines
Section 84Incitement to submit fraudulent applications for asylum
Section 84aCommercial and organized incitement to submit fraudulent applications for asylum
Section 85Other criminal offences
Section 86Provisions on fines
Chapter 11
Transitional and final provisions
Section 87Transitional provisions
Section 87aTransitional provisions for the amendments which entered into force on 1 July 1993
Section 87bTransitional provision for the amendments which entered into force on 1 September 2004
Section 88Authorization to issue statutory instruments
Section 88aProvisions as to the administrative procedure
Section 89Restriction of fundamental rights
Section 90(repealed)
Annex I (ad Section 26a)
Annex II (ad Section 29a)