You will find initial information and contacts on this website. For example, you can find out whether your travel will be paid for and what other kinds of support are available for people who return voluntarily. In particular, the website gives information on prospects and sources of advice in your home country.


Where do I start?

It’s sometimes difficult to know where to start when you have an important decision to make: you have so many questions going round in your head. It will help to write down all your questions and then to start grouping them together. What do you need to know first?

This website provides a range of information and links to more specialised websites. If you have further questions, information and advice is available in Germany.

Telephone hotline

A telephone hotline can help answer initial questions.

The hotline is staffed by the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF).

+49 911 9430
The hotline operates from Monday to Friday between 09:00 and 15:00.

Find a local counselling centre

Return counselling centres can provide personal advice. You will find these centres all over Germany, usually in towns and cities. Use the search box on the next page to find your nearest centre: just type in the name of place in Germany where you are currently living.

Search engine for counselling centres

Note: This website is available in several languages. You can select your preferred language by clicking the drop-down menu in the top right hand corner.

Travel support

Travel Support

You want to return to your home country? You can travel back by aeroplane, train, bus or your own car. If you do not have enough money to buy a ticket, you can have your travel expenses paid for.
You can additionally receive EUR 200 for your return journey. If you are returning with family members, they too can receive EUR 200 per person and children under 12 years of age will each receive EUR 100 for the return journey.

You can also receive money for getting started in Senegal. Adults can get EUR 300. If other family members have returned with you, each adult can receive EUR 300. If you have children under 12 years of age, you can receive EUR 150 for each child to help you get started.

Did you apply for asylum in Germany? You can withdraw your asylum application if you want to return to Senegal. In that case you will receive an extra EUR 1,200. Or was your asylum application rejected? You can receive EUR 800 if you return to Senegal fast. The latest date you have to be back in Senegal is given on your asylum rejection letter. If you return with your family (more than four persons), you can receive a family bonus of EUR 500.

Important to know: You will need a German certificate for crossing the border. You can get this document from the foreigners’ registration office. For entry into your home country you will need a valid passport or alternative travel document.

It is best to get professional advice if you are interested in returning to your home country. You can also apply for takeover of the costs for your return journey at the advice centres. Of course you can do this also together with your family if they too are in Germany. Ask the advice centre about the programmes REAG/GARP and StarthilfePlus.

Information on repatriation assistance programmes (REAG/GARP)
Information on start-up assistance for returnees (StarthilfePlus)
Search engine for counselling centres

Note: This website is available in several languages. You can select your preferred language by clicking the drop-down menu in the top right hand corner.

opportunities in Senegal

The Senegalese economy is expected to continue on its growth course over the course of the next 15 to 20 years. This requires large numbers of qualified professionals.

The country has in recent years been experiencing a boom for the following reasons: the political situation has improved; a range of social projects has established noticeable social stability also in the field of vocational training and education; other contributing factors include the development of a modern infrastructure and economic competition.

Local and international businesses in Senegal are mainly active in the crude oil and natural gas industry. They are looking to increase their workforce and could provide interesting employment for you.

German companies are also active in Senegal, especially in the field of renewable energy. You have good job prospects here with a foreign professional qualification and job experience abroad.

To find out more about prospects in Senegal, please visit us at the Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration, where you can also get information about migration to Germany.


Migration is part of Senegalese life, culture and the Senegalese state. Our job is to support migrants in their departure from or reintegration in Senegal.

Do you require support from the Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration?

The Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in Dakar provides information about existing opportunities regarding advanced training, job search and business formation both in Senegal and in Germany.

The centre moreover provides information about studying, advanced training, working and living in Germany

Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration
on the ground floor of
ANPEJ in Castor, Dakar
Lot 1 Lotissement SODIDA
Avenue Bourguiba
47267 Dakar-Liberté
+221 33 825 87 21

Job Search


You are looking for a job? The websites of the national employment agency for young persons (ANPEJ) and of the job centre etc. provide you with the latest vacancies and useful information for your job search.


You can look for vacancies also on the following sites:


You are interested in advanced vocational training? The Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration will inform you about (initial and subsequent) advanced training opportunities in various professions that conclude with a diploma, certificate, a letter of acknowledgement or the awarding of a professional title.

Ecole supérieure polytechnique (ESP)
Office national de formation professionnelle (ONFP)
Centre de formation professionnelle et technique Senegal/Japon (CFPT/SJ)
Centre d’Entrepreneuriat et de Développement Technique Sénégal-Inde (CEDT- G15)

You have just completed your degree course and are currently looking for your first job placement? Why not let the Senegalese-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration support you in successfully finding your way in the labour market.

Agence nationale pour la promotion de l’emploi des jeunes (ANPEJ)
Direction de l’emploi du ministère en charge de l’emploi
Service public- démarches administratives


You want to establish or take over a business? The « Agence de développement et d’encadrement des petites et moyennes entreprises » provides guidance for creative founders in all steps required for establishing a business. You will be supported throughout the entire process, from establishing or taking over a business, to growth and building the business. The agency also offers advanced training and networking courses and in particular supports innovative projects.

Agence de développement et d’encadrement des petites et moyennes entreprises (ADEPME)

Senegal’s « agence de promotion des investissements et grands travaux » supports you in all administrative and technical steps required in the formation of your business

Agence de promotion des investissements et grands travaux (APIX)


The « conseil national du patronat » in Senegal is a network of employers from all fields of industry in the country. The network provides a basis for cooperation and communication for the various fields of business.

Conseil national du Patronat du Sénégal (CNP)

The « Conseil des investisseurs européens » in Senegal helps to establish contact between the Senegalese government and European investors. It therefore adopts the roles of broker of information regarding the economic situation and mediator for networking between investors.

Conseil des investisseurs européens au Sénégal (CIES)

What are the administrative steps required in establishing a business? Apart from APIX, support is available also from other public institutions such as the Dakar Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture.

To this end, the government has provided a website that explains all administrative steps and provides information on a range of topics.

Service public et démarches administratives