Differential treatment of specific nationalities in reception


Country Report: Differential treatment of specific nationalities in reception Last updated: 05/06/24


Teresa Fachinger, Paula Hoffmeyer-Zlotnik and Marlene Stiller

Asylum seekers from a Safe country of origin are subject to special reception conditions. Asylum seekers from these countries are obliged to stay in initial reception centres for the whole duration of their procedure. Since asylum seekers are barred from access to the labour market as long as they are obliged to stay in an initial reception centre, these provisions also mean that these groups are effectively excluded from employment for the duration of their stay in these centres.

Moreover, given that the distribution of asylum seekers takes into account the capacities of the BAMF to process specific applications, people may be faced with different reception conditions due to their nationality. In Bavaria, for example, the AnkER centre of Manching/Ingolstadt accommodates nationals of Moldova, while nationals of Nigeria are usually accommodated in the Dependancen of Garmisch and Munich Funkkaserne, since their applications are processed by the BAMF in Munich. Moldovan asylum seekers are accommodated in the Dependance of Schwandorf, while Ethiopian nationals are accommodated in the Regensburg Pionierkaserne Dependance.[1]




[1] ECRE, The AnkER centres Implications for asylum procedures, reception and return, April 2019, available at: https://bit.ly/2W7dICZ.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation