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German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GMAC) in Iraq

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German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GMAC) in Iraq

The German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration (GMAC) supports you if you return to Iraq.

We provide:

  • Advice on working in Iraq and how to find a job.
  • Occupational training and information on the education system in Iraq.
  • Support with starting a small company in Iraq.
  • Psychosocial support and information on the health system in Iraq.
  • Information about programmes for those returning to Iraq.
  • Employability and soft skills training.

To make an appointment with our centers best call us on the phone. Our advisor team is also available to answer your questions by e-mail or Facebook Messenger. If you like to make a personal appointment, please arrange date and time in advance.

The advice is for free. It makes no difference if you returned to Iraq from Germany or from another country.

Insights into our work

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Video: How we help you to return to your home country

Returning home and reintegration in achievable steps. This video shows you how the services provided by “Returning to New Opportunities” can help you with this. You will learn

  • how you can plan your return to your home country even while still in Germany
  • and the opportunities for help that are available.

You will see

  • who will advise you locally after you arrive back home, so that you can turn your plans into reality and make your new start.
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“We offer the opportunity for a new beginning”

Selar is an advisor at the GMAC in Erbil. Here she talks about the daily routine her work provides.

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“Get informed as early as possible”

Kalie is an advisor at the Iraqi-German Centre for Jobs, Migration and Reintegration in Iraq (GMAC). In the interview, she explains what her job entails and which kind of outcome makes her happy.

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Contributing my experiences from Germany to Iraq

My name is Taif. I’m 35 years old and married with two sons. I wanted to find a safe life for my family and to develop our career prospects in Germany. But we weren’t granted a residence permit. Back in Iraq, however, we’ve found what we were looking for. Some start-up assistance enabled me to open a car repair workshop.

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Successful return

My name is Zanko and I was born in Erbil in 1986. I left for Germany in 2017, because I wanted to get ahead in my career. During my time there, however, I realised what's really important in life. I returned to Iraq and now run my own car maintenance service.

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Services provided by our partners

Work and starting a business, training and professional development, psychosocial health and emergency support – our partners also provide numerous services related to these and other aspects. Our advisory team will be happy to refer you to the appropriate organisation. You can get an overview of what is available here.

Country experiences

Starting over with cucumbers and radishes

After our return, my wife and I started all over again: growing vegetables is now our future.

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Contributing my experiences from Germany to Iraq

Establishing my own workshop has transformed my life.

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Back to family

I went to Germany to get ahead in my career. Discover why I'm living in Erbil again and how I managed to return.

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Satisfaction on the menu

My name is Bilal. After the financial crisis, I left Iraq and went to Germany in 2015. I wanted to find a better life there. I arrived in Germany after 12 days of travelling without proper meals or accommodation. My hope was to discover a solution to my problems.

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Success as a hairdresser in Erbil

My name is Bestoon; I'm 32 years old and come from Erbil in Iraq. I am married and have two children. We all went together to Germany in 2018, because the situation in Iraq was very difficult for us. But we didn't have a great time in Germany either. Today we're back in Erbil and I have a new career. Now I'm a hairdresser.

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