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GRC Tracing Service in your area:

Entry into Germany

Entry from the country of origin. Photo: E. Gurian / GRC tracing service

The GRC Tracing Service would be happy to advise you on all questions relating to entry and permanent residence in Germany on the basis of

  • the admission procedure pursuant to the German Displacement Act (BVFG),
  • German citizenship law,
  • The German Residence Act (AufenthG).

Family members who are still living in Eastern and South-eastern Europe or in the Asian successor states of the former USSR and wish to relocate to families already living in Germany can achieve this goal in very different ways. In each case, certain legal entry requirements must be fulfilled.

The final decision regarding whether and in which way entry to and residence in Germany is possible is taken by the responsible German authorities. The GRC Tracing Service has no influence on the outcome of this decision.

What the GRC Tracing Service can do for you

Relatives in a consultation meeting. Photo: E. Gurian / GRC tracing service

We will accompany you and your family members all the way to the official decision.

We will support you with any legal, family or social questions which occur, and will at best also provide concrete assistance.

Together with you we will try to determine which way is best for you and your family members in order to be able to enter Germany permanently.

If you wish to avail yourself of our assistance, please give us as many details as possible. The most important thing is that we have the names and details of all the people involved in your case and if necessary also the corresponding family relationship as well as details regarding nationality and ethnicity and their respective places of residence.

The GRC Tracing Service acts in accordance with Red Cross principles. It acts independently, impartially and neutrally. There is no reason to be concerned about confiding in us with your problems.

Write to us if you require advice and assistance in this matter contact us during our consultation hours.


GRC Tracing Service
Hamburg Office
Meiendorfer Straße 205
22145 Hamburg

Telephone: +49 (0) 40 / 4 32 02 -0
Fax: +49 (0) 040 / 4 32 02 - 200

Consultation hours

Monday to Thursday: 08.30 to 11.30 hours and 13.00 to 14.30 hours
Friday: 08.30 to 11.30 hours

Other times if agreed over the telephone.