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  1. Dear all  Was wondering if you have a view on  - does it help at the BAMF for Naturalization to secure a recco letter from arbeitgeber? Does it have any impact? - if yes, what could / should be included in the letter. Appreciate your guidance. Cheers! K
  2. Hello all,   I'd like to know what you think about this.   My girlfriend has filed an asylum request in Germany, dated August 2014. She comes from an African country where a civil war is killing many people. Now, after 5 years, she still has no answer. She did an interview last year, and that's it.   According to: European Directive 2013/33/UE:   Article 21 "Member States shall take into account the specific situation of vulnerable persons such as minors, unaccompanied minors, disabled people, elderly people, pregnant women, single parents with minor children, victims of human trafficking, persons with serious illnesses, persons with mental disorders and persons who have been subjected to torture, rape or other serious forms of psychological, physical or sexual violence, such as victims of female genital mutilation, in the national law implementing this Directive."   and she is the mother of 3 kids, one of whom with mental disorders (autism and ADHD) as written in the documents that BAMF owns. According to: European Directive 2013/32/UE:   Article 31 ... 5. In any event, Member States shall conclude the examination procedure within a maximum time limit of 21 months from the lodging of the application.   (And recently Italy has forced the limit to 6 months for all EU, cannot find the law but it's documented here in an Italian website: 6. Member States shall ensure that, where a decision cannot be taken within six months, the applicant concerned shall: (a) be informed of the delay; and (b) receive, upon his or her request, information on the reasons for the delay and the time-frame within which the decision on his or her application is to be expected.   Currently, it's about 5 years that the examination procedure is alive! And she has never been informed of the delay! So, is BAMF violating the European laws?