I am originally from country A, but currently working in country B.

My work contract in country B is ending tomorrow so i have to return to my country through a layover in Frankfurt.

Can i still make an asylum request at the airport even if i'm not coming from my home country? And if the request is for reason denied, which country will i be returned to?
asked Sep 7 in Asylum proceedings by User1234

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Hi @User1234,

An important thing to know would be if country B is an EU country or not. If it is an EU country, then the Dublin procedure would apply and you could be returned to country B to have your asylum case heard.

Otherwise you can have your asylum application heard in Germany. At Frankfurt airport there is a special asylum procedure for people who make an application for asylum. This is called the airport procedure (Flughafenverfahren) and is only for the following people:

Those from a list of countries Germany considers to be safe third countries of origin:

  • Albania,
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina,
  • Ghana,
  • Kosovo,
  • North Macedonia,
  • Montenegro,
  • Senegal, and
  • Serbia.

Those who do not have a valid passport.

For other people who apply for asylum, the regular asylum procedure applies.

Here is more information about the special airport procedure:


This NGO works with refugees and asylum seekers at the airport:


Let us know if you have any other questions.



answered Sep 9 by mbeon-Éanna
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