ArrivalAid is a Munich-based organization, training volunteers to prepare and accompany refugees for the official hearing at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, the administrative courts and supporting them throughout their integration process in Germany.
Refugees seeking asylum in Germany often lack sufficient information regarding the procedure for granting the right of asylum. Moreover, they are frequently unaware of key issues regarding their individual situation that need to be addressed during the hearing. With ArrivalAid, we want to accompany refugees in their asylum procedure. Our trained volunteers provide assistance to refugees all through their official hearing with a three-step program, comprising preparatory meetings, the escort to the hearing, and a final follow-up. We are confident to provide efficient and meaningful support to refugees.
Of course, the asylum process is only the first step within the whole integration process. This is why ArrivalAid with its second program "Integrationsbegleitung" accompanies refugees finding housing opportunities, jobs etc. With the ArrivalAid Academy refugees can meet with volunteers and acquire skills in order to find jobs and housing.
Furthermore, ArrivalAid has established a translation projects, where people with migration and refugee background offer translation services to refugees. Moreover, we founded a monthly newspaper called ArrivalNews, bringing information about life in Munich and Germany to refugee accommodations throughout the city.