Hello..I am here on the behalf of my fiancee who is from Yemen..He has attended his second interview. However he only has a copy of his passport. May we know if Germany would accept any asylum seekers who don't have any original document with them?

My fiancee was a UNHCR card holder back in Malaysia. If in case his asylum application get rejected in Germany, may we know if he could apply for asylum in Switzerland?

Thank you so much :)
asked Jan 27, 2022 in Asylum proceedings by anonymous_ | 681 views

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Dear @Arie,

Welcome back to the Wefugees Community and thank you for reaching out to us again.

Even if your partner does not hold the original passport, he can still get accepted as refugee in Germany. Instead, he needs to present his story, his identity and his reasons to apply for asylum credibly and plausibly to the authorities (BAMF). Depending on the type of recognition he may receive, he could be asked to apply for a new passport at the embassy of his country of origin at a later stage and AFTER the asylum process. As long as the decision is pending, he puts his application at risk when seeking services from authorities of his country of origin. 

Regarding your second question: No, in general it is not possible to apply for asylum in another EU country after a negative outcome in the first. Even though Switzerland is not an EU member, the EU and Switzerland (as also Norway, for instance) share a common asylum system which includes i.e. the Dublin regulation

I hope this helps and please don't hesitate to get back to us with any further questions.

All the best,


answered Jan 27, 2022 by Meike
thank you so much @Meiki for you explaination, we really appreciate it. We are truly happy to hear it and feel blessed :)

But, he tried to give the picture of his original passport to bamf during his second interview as a prove of his identity as that is the only thing he has left to proof his true identity. But they required an original passport. Is there is any advice for us to help to support my fiancee situation? any advice would be really appreciated..thank you so much :)
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