Over 300 Afghans in Germany apply for repatriation
KABUL (Pajhwok) Over 300 Afghans living in Germany have applied for voluntary repatriation in the last two months, a media report said on Saturday.
Prensa Latina, Latin American news agency, quoted government sources as saying that 320 Afghans had requested passports for to travel back to their country.
The number of Afghans seeking repatriation continues increasing, Afghan Ambassador to Germany Hamid Sediq told the media outlet.
Most of the applicants, the ambassador was quoted as saying, were aged between 15 and 25 years, who longed for meeting their families in Afghanistan.
Sediq explained the German embassy and consulates in Afghanistan would charge 120 euros per passport before establishing the candidates’ identities.
However, the diplomatic missions will also issue the documents free of cost for the applicants without the necessary resources.
About 150,000 Afghans left their country for different European destinations this year for multiple reasons -- particularly due to growing insecurity.
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