In general, REAG/GARP applies to you if you cannot personally finance your trip out of Germany and you belong to one of the following groups:
- your asylum application is ongoing, you have a tolerated stay or a so-called "Duldung"; or in the case you've been obliged to leave Germany – provided that you withdraw your asylum application or refrain from seeking further legal remedies.
- you are recognised, according to the Geneva Convention, as a refugee – provided that you have a German residence permit.
- you are entitled to residence in Germany according to international law or for humanitarian or political reasons – provided that you have a German residence permit.
- you are a victim of forced prostitution or human trafficking (including European citizens).
Please note that to leave Germany voluntarily for another country, you need a valid travel document (e.g. a passport or a surrogate-passport like the Laissez Passer) for the respective state and a Border Crossing Certificate ("Grenzübertrittsbescheinigung" or GÜB) from German authorities. The Border Crossing Certificate you can obtain from the Immigration Service ("Ausländerbehörde"). You have to submit this document at the border to be able to leave. For resettlement in a third country, you will need an immigration visa that entitles you to permanent residence or a long-term residence permit of at least one year, valid from the date of your departure.