You will obtain a passport for fugitives ("Blue Pass") if your right to asylum or refugee status has been recognised in Germany. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) decides on the status of protection suitable to you after your case hearing.
- If your right to asylum has been recognised according to the Article 16a § 1 of the German Basic Law (GG), §25 Paragraph 2 Sentence 1 of the first alternative of the Residence Act (AufenthaltsG) grants you a three year-long residence permit and a blue passport.
- With the recognition as a refugee under the Geneva Refugee Convention, you will be granted a residence permit for three years, as section 25 (1) of the Residence Act (AufenthaltsG) specifies, and a blue passport.
According to Article 28 of the Geneva Convention on Refugees, you are, in principle, entitled to a travel document if there is no concern regarding "public security or order". If you request a regular passport from your home country or persecuting state, the legal term "Unacceptability of Passport Procurement" („Unzumutbarkeit der Passbeschaffung“) would apply to you as you have effectively put yourself under the protection of another state. By applying for such a passport, you will lose your recognised status as an asylum seeker or refugee in Germany.