Information for arrivals

The Infobus

The Infobus – founded by the Munich Refugee Council and Anmesty International Munich as a joint project – is a street work project and a first non-governmental contact point for asylum seekers in Munich. Since 2001, the bus is standing in front of reception centers for refugees in Munich. The Infobus team and the volunteer translators give support in 13 languages regarding:

  • Information about the asylum procedure in Germany
  • Support with preparation and postprocessing of the “interview” (hearing regarding the asylum reasons) at the authorities (BAMF – Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge)
  • Language and personal support in dealing with authorities
  • Orientation and helpful contacts for the everyday life as refugee in Germany and the neighboring European countries

We are happy to answer your questions regarding the asylum procedure during a personal talk at the Infobus.

Consultation hours in the following first reception centers:

  • Monday 2 pm – 3:30 pm Kalrstraße 22 (not for external visitors)
  • Monday 4 pm – 6 pm Mc Graw Kaserne (Tegernseer Landstr. 239a)
  • Tuesday 4 pm – 6 pm Funkkaserne (Frankfurter Ring 200) (not for external visitors)
  • Wednesday 5 pm – 7 pm Lotte-Branz-Str. 2
  • Saturday 12 am – 2 pm Lotte-Branz-Str. 2

Monday and Wednesday, as well as during the consultation hours, we also consult by phone at 0176 / 67 60 63 78 or 0176/29 89 89 02.

After arrangement, we can also provide translators for various languages.

Intercultural asylum guide

You can also receive clearly arranged information regarding the asylum procedure in our asylum guide. Since July 2016, we have a new version, but some translations are still under progress and only the old version is available.

The asylum hearing at the “Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge” is the most important step in the asylum procedure. You can find basic information here or in other languages directly at the Infobus.

Important Note

Newly picked up refugees must, according to § 7a Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz (AsylbLG), hand in their entire money up to a personal allowance of 125€ to the government of Upper Bavaria after they arrived in the reception center. For minors until their 14th birthday, the allowance is 65€. This can also apply for family jewelry if it’s value exceeds 250€, especially when picked up from police. The accommodation in the reception center equates a certain overall amount, which is removed from the retained values. This amount includes “all inclusive” allowances in kind, like food packages, housing and pocket money.