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The Welcome Center offers a wide range of advisory services. We also cooperate with several partners that work together with us.
We provide support in the following fields:
Legal advice on migration law
The team of legal advisors supports you with all questions about entry, right of residence and freedom of movement, asylum law, access to the labor market, imminent deportation and questions regarding naturalization and citizenship law. The offer is also open for persons without a legal status. All questions regarding migration law are treated confidentially and all advisors are subject to confidentiality.
Hardship case counselling
In special cases, where the end of your stay is imminent, a procedure by the Berlin Hardship Commission (Härtefallkommission) with the aim of securing your stay can be initiated.
The social advisors provide support in all questions regarding social services and benefits, livelihood security, including family benefits, child and parental allowance, alimony advance, BAföG and housing allowance.
Advice on the recognition of professional qualifications from abroad
Together with Netzwerk Integration durch Qualifizierung (IQ), we support to help you have professional qualifications from abroad recognized, including possible financial support via the fund of Berlin hardship case(Berliner Härtefallfonds).
Advice on training and further education, German courses and job search
The Welcome Center offers support in different ways to help find a way into the training and labor market:
Arbeit und Bildung e.V. by bridge offers counselling and professional orientation, training and further education, especially for people with a toleration permit (“Duldung”) or residence permit, as well as for refugees on access to the labor market in order to find prospects to stay.
DQG and GesBit provide support with issues relating to education and work, job search, further training opportunities and German courses, as well as with questions about job applications.
- Website JobPoint (GesBIT) (in German)
- Website Beratung zu Bildung und Beruf (GesBIT and DQG) (in German)
- Website DQG (in German)
Arbeit und Bildung e.V. provides consultation for migrants and refugees on vocational qualifications, individual skill assessment and the determination of professional experience.
Counselling on setting up a business
Counselling on labor law
Arbeit und Leben Berlin-Brandenburg offers consultation on questions regarding labor law. The focus is on questions of employee rights, in particular questions relating to employment contracts and wages, termination and vacation, maternity leave/parental leave, deployment and subcontracted labor, seasonal work, mini-jobs, undocumented work, false self-employment/business.
- Website Arbeit und Leben Berlin-Brandenburg (in German)
We assist you in German, English, French, Italian, Serbian, Polish, Russian, Turkish and Vietnamese. Language mediators are also available for the languages Arabic, Dari and Farsi.
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for appointments and consultation by e-mail
Tel.: (030) 9017-23172
to arrange an appointment for a consulation
Tel.: (030) 9017-23126
for general questions.
During your appointment, you must wear an FFP2 mask and maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between yourself and others.