Helpful information for refugees and aslyum seekers in Trier and Rhineland-Palatinate

This website is dedicated to collecting important information for asylum seekers and refugees arriving in Rhineland-Palatinate.

Legal Advice in Asylum and Immigration Law

The RLC Trier counsels refugees and asylum seekers in the field of asylum and immigration law. The advice is free of charge but services cannot be provided without prior appointment. An appointment can be made via email to  More information available in German, English and French.

Map of Trier

This map seeks to provide useful information for newcomers in Trier and is especially meant to support asylum seekers and refugees. (provided by Refugium Trier)

Public Transport in Trier

Information about bus timetables and fares in the Trier region can be found here. Useful information is also available in the free VRT-Fahrplan-app (in German, English and Arabic), which can be downloaded here.

Refugees in Trier

An information network for refugees in Trier. The website includes details on upcoming events, life in Trier, German language courses in Trier and much more: (available in your language of choice via google translator)

Information about the German Asylum procedure

1. A short guide to the German Asylum procedure and helpful information for asylum seekers in Rhineland-Palatinate: available in German, English and Arabic.

2. A fact sheet containing helpful information for asylum seekers taking the first steps in the asylum procedure: available in German, Arabic, Dari, English, Farsi and Tigrinya.

Refugee Guide

This guide aims to provide information about Germany. It has been designed in response to questions commonly asked by refugees arrving and living in Germany. It entails chapters on topics such as „public life in Germany“, „community life“, „what do to in cases of emergency“, in order to provide orientation to newly arrived refugees in Germany.

The guide is available here (in many different languages).

What to do in a case of emergency

Some basic information (who to call/which number to dial) about what to do in a case of emergency can be found here.

Daily news reports

1. Die Tagesschau

The German television news programme “Tagesschau” provides the most important developments of the day in English and Arabic. The broadcast is updated twice a day during the week and daily on weekends.

News in German:

News in English:

News in Arabic:

2. “Refugee Radio”

Funkhaus Europa is broadcasting „Refugee Radio“ from Monday to Friday – news for refugees in Arabic and English. The news shows contain up-to-date-information as well as political discussions about refugee issues – in Germany and in the countries that refugees pass through on their way to Germany. In addition, listeners will find useful information on topics like health, law, integration as well as reports on volunteer initiatives supporting refugees.

Listen to “Refugee Radio”:

3. Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster and provides news in Arabic, Dari, English, French and Persian.

Global picture dictionary for refugees

The first communication help for refugees. If you don’t speak German or if you are lost for words, simply pointing to the right icon will help you to get your message across.

Learning the Language

Information about free German language courses in Trier can be found here:

Additionally, the Goethe-Institute offers a variety of language learning opportunities in Arabic, French and English.

Studying in Rhineland-Palatinate and Germany

On this website you will find useful information about studying in Rhineland-Palatinate: available in Arabic, English and German.

General information about studying and living in Germany as a refugee can be found here:

The website is available in German and English. Additionally,  an overview of the content can be found in Arabic, Dari, Pashto and Urdu.

Sport in Germany

Information on how to participate in sports clubs and about sport in general can be found in this broschure in Arabic, English and Persian.