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I'm 17 and I would like to bring my parents from Syria. Do you know how I can do it?

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asked Dec 15, 2015 in Asylum proceedings by Abkha

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According to German law, you do not reach the age of majority – and therefore adulthood – until the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18 years and you have arrived in Germany without a responsible adult, you are considered an “unaccompanied minor.” The local youth welfare office will look after you in this case. This office will arrange accommodations for you, for example, in a youth welfare facility or other residence.

Next, your situation will be assessed in a so-called “Clearing Procedure” to determine your place of origin, age, and state of health. Attempts will be made to find your family members, and a decision will be made as to whether an application for asylum will be filed for you.

If you are below the age of 18 and have been afforded asylum or subsidiary protection in Germany, you can have your parents join you without further requirements.

However, if your asylum procedure is still in process, or you have a suspension of deportation, or you have only been granted temporary residence, family reunification will not be permitted.

I hope this information is helpful
answered Dec 16, 2015 by Beatriz
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Hello Abu,

see this information please:

Greetings, Jan
answered Dec 16, 2015 by Jan
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The Refugee Law Clinic is a project conducted by law students from Cologne which supports migrants, in particular refugees and asylum seekers. We offer free legal and non-legal advice and other support, for example we can accompany and give guidance to our clients when attending appointments at the border agency. We collaborate with qualified lawyers and other charities. If we can be of any assistance, do not hesitate to attend our clinic, send us an email at or call us at 0175/7622873.
answered Dec 16, 2015 by Joschi
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