Corona and asylum procedures: Meeting deadlines

The corona epidemic is having an enormous impact on people who are currently undergoing asylum procedures. When decisions are legally delivered, the people concerned must do everything possible to meet the deadlines. According to the Asylum Centre (Asylzentrum) in Tübingen, there is currently no guarantee that the place where applications have to be submitted will be open regularly and that all fax machines are currently in use. The Asylum Centre strongly recommends not to send an application by fax on the last day of the deadline. If a person is unable to submit their application on time, they must do so as quickly as possible after the hindrance is lifted. The only option left after a deadline is not met is to apply for a so-called “reinstatement” (Wiedereinsetzung). However, this is only granted under very strict prerequisites.

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Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 19.3.2020

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