The decision of the Federal Office
The Federal Office decides on the asylum application on the basis of the personal interview and of a detailed examination of documents and items of evidence. The fate of the individual applicant is decisive. The decision is reasoned in writing, and is served on the applicant or the legal representative, as well as on the competent immigration authorities.
Possibilities for decision-making
The Federal Office examines each asylum application on the basis of the German Asylum Act (Asylgesetz) as to whether one of the four forms of protection – entitlement to asylum, refugee protection, subsidiary protection or a ban on deportation – applies. Only when none of these forms of protection can be considered is the asylum application rejected.