StarthilfePlus - Supplementary Reintegration Support in the Country of Origin

The federal program "StarthilfePlus" (SHP) supports reintegration prospects in many target countries.

SHP assistance can be granted - depending on nationality (not country of destination) - if voluntary return assistance has been granted at the same time through the REAG/GARP 2.0 program. The SHP benefits are determined by the BAMF together with the REAG/GARP 2.0 assistance. IOM is responsible for implementing the reintegration assistance in the destination country.

Types of SHP assistance (valid from 01.01.2024):

A) Financial support in the target country (2nd start-up aid) in
- regular amountSupport
- reduced amountSupport
B) Reintegration support in the area of housing
C) Reintegration support for people with long-term toleration status

To A) Financial support in the target country (2nd start-up aid)

Nationals with funding from the REAG/GARP 2.0 program can receive additional financial support:

Regular support:

Benin, Burkina Faso, China, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Russian Federation, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo

Reduced support*:

Algeria*, Armenia*, Bangladesh*, DR Congo (Kinshasa)*, Egypt*, Ethiopia*, The Gambia*, Ghana*, Guinea*, India*, Iraq*, Cameroon*, Kenya*, Mongolia*, Morocco*, Nigeria*, Pakistan*, Sri Lanka*, Tajikistan, Tunisia*, Turkey* and Vietnam*.

*SHP support is reduced as additional reintegration assistance is available in these target countries via the European JRS program ("Joint Reintegration Services"). The target countries will be adjusted according to the availability of JRS assistance.

To B) Reintegration support in the area of housing

Nationals with funding from the REAG/GARP 2.0 program can receive additional support in the area of housing:

Azerbaijan, Iran, Lebanon.

Regarding C) Reintegration support for persons with long-term toleration

Nationals who are eligible for support under the REAG/GARP 2.0 program can receive additional support in the area of long-term toleration. The long-term tolerated stay must have demonstrably existed in Germany for at least two years.

The following assistance can be provided

  • one-off financial support and
  • reintegration support as a benefit in kind in the areas of housing and medical costs can be granted in the case of citizenship: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro.

Only one-time financial support (JRS program) can be granted in the case of nationality: Albania, Georgia, Moldova, Macedonia, Serbia

Details on the SHP aids are available in the Login area.