Useful apps and websites

Welcome to NRW

Nordrhein-Westfalen has created an app that answers many questions you might have when you’re new to NRW. Welcome!


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Pro Asyl

The website of the institution Pro Asyl offers a lot of useful links and information.
This page might be especially useful.

Here’s an exerpt:

The „Refugees Welcome – Infopad“ provides an overview about offers for refugees in some fields, for example links to legal assistances within the asylum procedure in some languages can be found there.

Short answers to the main questions concerning the asylum process are given by Deutscher Anwaltverein in English (pdf) und Arabic (pdf).

Informationsverbund Asyl & Migration gives information for the hearings in the asylum process, for example in Albanian, Bosnian, Kurmanji, Arabic, English or Persian. (PDF – files)

Helpful advice for opening a bank account is given here in English and Arabic.

Information about cheap possibilities for mobile communication is presented by Stiftung Warentest in English (pdf)  and Arabic (pdf).

The platform „Wefugees“ gives refugees the opportunity to ask questions on many different topics.

Google Translate App

The Google Translate app can help understand signs in the streets, in shops or letters directly.

Did you know the Google Translate app for smartphones is able to translate whatever you look at? It’s able to translate from German to English, Arabic, Albanian and many more languages. I tried it and it’s amazing.

The app can help understand signs in the streets, in shops or letters directly.

You can find the download in the Google PlayStore or the iTunes Store for free.


Advice from the Consumer Advice Center

You should be aware of risks when signing contracts, if you need to find a mobile phone provider, for example. The Consumer Advice Center provides help in information in different languages:




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