What does the immigration office do

Immigration service

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Immigration Office (German) [edit]

Noun, f[To edit]

Word separation:

A migration authority, plural: A migration authority


IPA: [ˈaɪ̯nvandəʁʊŋsbəˌhøːɐ̯də]
Audio samples: Immigration service (Info)


[1] State institution that decides on a person's immigration


Determinative compound from nouns immigration and authority with the joint element-s

Opposite words:

[1] Emigration Authority

Generic terms:

[1] Authority


[1] The Immigration service made checks whether the wedding was just a sham marriage to obtain the residence permit.
[1] "Then I went to Immigration serviceto extend my visa to three months. "[1]
[1] “We trotted after him into the office of Immigration servicewhere we joined the queue of Arab men with sacks of onions. "[2]

Translations [edit]

References and further information:

[*] Digital dictionary of the German language "Immigration Authority"
[1] University of Leipzig: Vocabulary portal "Immigration Service"
[*] The Free Dictionary "Immigration Service"
[1] Duden online "Immigration Authority"


  1. Michael Obert: Rain magic. On the Niger into the interior of Africa. 5th edition. Malik National Geographic, Munich 2010, ISBN 978-3-89405-249-2, page 196.
  2. Lois Pryce: With 80 guardian angels through Africa. The craziest, most breakneck, terribly beautiful trip of my life. DuMont Reiseverlag, Ostfildern 2018 (translated by Anja Fülle, Jérôme Mermod), ISBN 978-3-7701-6687-9, page 60. English original 2009.