Identitätsnachweis (proof of identity)

Proof of identity, such as a personal identification card or travel document, serves to verify the identity of a person. To establish one's identity, responsible authorities may photograph you and take fingerprints. They will document personal information such as name, date of birth, and national origin.

Integrationskurs (integration course)

Integration courses are meant to help the transition into life in Germany. Knowledge of the German language is essential in securing one's livelihood in Germany: German speakers find work sooner and get to know people faster. In addition to language instruction, integration courses teach the country's history, legal system and culture, and about its inhabitants.