Department of Home Affairs and Sport

Asylum application, central initial reception

Important notes

Please note

Asylum seekers should first report to the Central Reception Center of the Office for Migration. The central initial reception serves as a first point of contact and accommodation for newly arrived asylum seekers.

The asylum application is always submitted in person to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). A written application is possible according to § 14 Asylum Act under certain conditions. For the requirements, see: applied for in writing.html

The decision on an asylum application is also made by the BAMF.

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Address and contact information


Department of Home Affairs and Sport
Bargkoppelweg 66a 22145 Hamburg

Opening hours

Mon-Fri 6 am-8pm, Sat and Sun closed, people in need are accommodated around the clock in the initial reception center.

Facility info

Public transport

Bus 275 Bargkoppelweg and Bus 24 Gerstenwiese and Saseler Str.

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