Tips and links


ARD-Guide for refugees

ARD-Guide for refugees

The ARD offers a special page with information on the Internet for refugees in Germany. This page provides information mainly in Arabic, English and German. Main topics include::

  • most important news in English and Arabic language
  • pictures and audio dictionary: First steps in the German language
  • first steps for refugees (in Arabic, German and English)
  • Get to know Germany (in Arabic, German and English)
  • social media for refugees (in Arabic, German, English and other languages)


This guide is aimed at visitors, refugees or soon-to-be citizens of Germany. It was designed by students and doctoral students of different backgrounds (e.g. geographically, culturally, etc.) in order to provide a means of orientation during the initial period of the stay in the Federal Republic. It’s target group are refugees who cannot participate in state-funded language or integrational courses yet. No such guide is provided by the Federal office for migration and refugees (BAmF).


  • Public Life
  • Personal Freedom
  • Community Life
  • Equality
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Food, Drinks, and Smoking
  • Formalities
  • In Case of Emergency

Welcome to Germany

Would you like to move to Germany, or have you recently moved to Germany with the intention of living here permanently? In the section "Welcome to Germany" you can find information and tips about where to find further information, telephone numbers and contact addresses. This service should help to make you quickly feel at home in Germany.

Are you considering migrating to Germany and looking for information about the requirements? Visit our section “Migration to Germany” – be it for work, study or family reunification. If you are seeking protection as a refugee, you can also find information here about the right to asylum.