The revocation procedure examines whether the protection status of a person entitled to asylum, refugee status, subsidiary protection, or ban on deportation is still necessary. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) is responsible for the revocation procedure. BAMF can revoke your status if the requirements for the asylum procedure no longer exist, e.g., because your situation has changed or the situation in your country of origin has enduringly improved.
Important: The Asylum Act differentiates between "revocation" ("Widerruf") and "withdrawal" ("Rücknahme") and "expiry" ("Erlöschen") of a protection status. A withdrawal process ("Rücknahmeverfahren") is initiated if a person's protection status is to be taken back. This can happen when the BAMF finds out that someone has presented false information in their asylum procedure or withheld important facts. According to the BAMF, your protection status only expires (i.e. "Erlöschen") if you acquire German citizenship or personally decide to renounce your protection status. Please note that this chapter only focuses on the revocation procedure ("Widerrufsverfahren").