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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.

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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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Country experiences

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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Further opportunities

Return counselling in Germany

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Psychosocial health

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Assistance after returning

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Job search and job offers

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Vocational training

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Short training courses in Germany

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Support in emergency situations

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Families and children

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Setting up a business

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Trainings and further education

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University

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Financial support

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Additional offers for women

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Internships

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