Welcome to Germany! You had to flee from your home country. You probably had a long and difficult journey. You are in Baden-Württemberg. Baden-Württemberg is a state in Germany. Germany has 16 states. 11 million people live in Baden-Württemberg. Baden-Württemberg is in the south-west of Germany. In Germany, you have to make an Asyl-Gesuch [Verlinkung zum Wort im Glossar] (asylum claim ) and an Asyl-Antrag [Verlinkung zum Wort im Glossar] (asylum application). Afterwards, you will have to explain the reasons why you left your home country. This is known as the Anhörung [Verlinkung in Kapitel 2, Anhörung] (hearing). Many people refer to the hearing as the interview. After the Anhörung, the Bundesamt für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF) [Verlinkung zum Wort im Glossar] will decide whether or not you can stay in Germany. The BAMF also decides, with which Status [Verlinkung zum Wort im Glossar] you will be allowed to stay in Germany. It may take only or short time, or it may take a long time before you have your Anhörung. Many things in Germany are complicated and difficult for you. In chapters 1 and 2, you will find more about what happens during the asylum process in Germany.