I WILL FLY SOON TO GERMANY THROUGH DUBLIN FAMILY REUNIFICATION. WHAT HAPPENS ON THE DAY OF THE TRANSFER?

Earlier this month, we posted about how you will be notified about the date of the transfer and how you will get your ticket. You can find that post here. Please be on time at the airport on the day of the transfer for Dublin family reunification. There are multiple procedures that need to be carried out and this will take time. At the gate, the Greek police will take away your white cards. If you have handed over your passports to the Asylum Service, the police also should give them back to you. It might be good to make sure before the day of your transfer, that you really get your passport back. Your lawyer or social worker can help you with that. We have seen cases where the Greek authorities forgot to hand over the passports.

When you arrive in Germany, the Federal Police will be waiting for you at the gate. You need to follow them to do some paper work and they will also give you a document. This document states a deadline for you to report to the German authorities to apply for asylum. Normally it is only a few days. Please do not miss this deadline! Also, the place where you will have to go to apply is stated in the document. After you have done the paper work, you can leave the airport. Your family member can take you home and you can stay together until you have the deadline stated in the document from the police. When you go to apply for asylum, you will be assigned to a camp, in which you have to stay for the duration of the asylum procedure. But the asylum procedure in Germany is at the moment much quicker than in Greece, so after a few months, you should be able to live together with your family member, if you are able to find a flat that is big enough for the whole family