The written record

Your statements

The case owner writes down everything you say. This written record is called “Niederschrift”. The written record is very important for the decision in your asylum procedure.

At the end of the interview the written record will be read out loud. The interpreter will tell you what it says. Listen carefully. The written record needs to be correct. Everything should be written as you said it. Did you forget something? Then say so. Is the written record inexact? Are there mistakes in the record? Please say so. It will be corrected.

You have to sign every page. Your signature means that everything written on this page is correct and true. Only sign the page if it is correct.

At the end of your interview you can get a copy of the written record.
Ask for a copy of the written record.

Your statements will be checked

The Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum will check everything you said. The case owner works like a detective. He reads many reports about your home country.
The case owner might ask people in your home country. Maybe a person might go to your village. The person will check if your story is correct. Your name will not be given to any authority or to the police in your home country.
You don’t want such an investigation? Tell your legal representative and the Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum. Tell them why.

Another interview?

The Federal Office for Immigration and Asylum now has the written record of your interview. Sometimes the case owner needs more information. Then you will get another invitation for a second interview.
The same case owner will do the interview. This interview is as important as the first one. The rules are the same