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Legal Advice

Due to current developments concerning the pandemic, no in-person consultations will take place until further notice. 
Due to a lack of advisors, we are currently unable to accept any new cases. Our online consultation will be available as soon as possible. For those who have already filled out the online form, we ask for your understanding that the high need for online advice can lead to waiting times of three to four weeks.

Before using our online consultation, please check whether there is another Refugee Law Clinic in Germany in your area whose consultation in presence you can visit. Here you can find a map of all Refugee Law Clinics in Germany.

What we do: 

We give advice on many questions regarding German asylum law such as the general asylum procedure, work permits, family unification, questions regarding your residence status and perspectives, the Dublin procedure (including appeals), the refugee status and subsidiary protection status (including appeals) as well as information when your application for asylum has been rejected.

What we do not do: 

We cannot give advice in criminal law, civil law, very urgent matters and urgent deadlines. We also cannot represent you before courts and we do not handle appeals regarding asylum applications that have been denied as inadmissible or unsubstantiated.

If you’re not sure if we can help with your concern, please do not hesitate to contact us!

I need an interpreter

If you need a volunteer translator for the consultation,
let us know three days before your appointment.
Contact: beratung@rlcm.de

Our information centers

Registration for all counseling hours starts at 5:30 p.m., the consultation starts at 6 p.m. Please respect that the waiting time can belong. We can only guarantee consultation for the first eight applicants. Please bring all relevant documents (i.e. letters from the authorities) with you!

1. Munich

We offer consultations at Caritas-Alveni (Arnulfstraße 83, 80634 Munich, 2nd floor).
Until further notice, all in-person consultations are suspended due to the pandemic.

· The Caritas premises may only be entered with a face mask.

· Disinfect hands when entering. Disinfection dispensers are installed on site.

· Only a max. number of people are allowed in the rooms. The maximum number of people allowed is on the doors.

· Avoid crowds of people in the hallways

General Information

In very urgent cases, especially if a deadline expires or if there’s a threat of deportation, we ask to directly visit a lawyer. Thank you for your understanding.

Directions to the information centre in Dachau can be found here and those to the information centre in the Arnulfstraße can be found here. Signposting can be found at the location. Please allow for enough waiting time. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you have any questions please contact beratung@rlcm.de. Please note that we cannot give legal advice via email or telephone! 

We hope to be able to help you.