We help you to find a German city that meets your needs and preferences

Re:Match is a small, needs-oriented relocation program which has piloted relocating protection seekers to German municipalities via a matching algorithm. On this page you can find out more about this program and how it works.

How it works (Pilot Project Implementation 2023):

On this page, you can receive detailed information about the project. Further questions can be asked and answered a digital Q&A session. Only during these Q&A sessions can you make an interview appointment with Tetiana our Ukrainian-speaking project coordinator in Krakow. These interviews are the basis on which matches are made therefore interested people should definitiely sign-up for one of these sessions.

During the interview with our project coordinator Tetiana, you will discuss your needs and priorities in person or digitally (in case you aren’t already in the area in and around Krakau). You will also be asked to provide relevant information about yourself (and other people you want to be relocated with). Meanwhile, participating cities are also asked about their capacities and needs.

Based on the information you provided, we do our best to find the best match for you. We will discuss the match with you and provide more information on the proposed city. You have the final say on whether you’d like to accept the match.


After informing the city, we will organise your relocation together with you: we help you arrange your trip and provide you information about the city and the local support structures.

Upon arrival, the local authorities will provide guidance for registration and other paperwork for you to receive a temporary residence permit, financial support and so on. Now you can start to settle in your new city.


To participate you must fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • you are fleeing from the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine
  • you have a valid foreign passport or an ID Card (from the 2015 model)
  • you are a Ukrainian national who had their residence in Ukraine before February 24, 2022 or a Ukrainian national’s family member
  • you have not applied for or received a temporary residence permit in Germany yet
  • you either already reside in Poland or are planning to flee from Ukraine
  • you are willing to inform yourself about the project, participate in a digital Q&A session about it by Salam Lab and are seriously interested in moving to Germany

Ready for the next step?

If you are interested in being relocated by Re:Match, inform yourself about the process, step by step. Once you’ve done so, register for participation in one of the digital Q&A sessions in Ukrainian held by our project coordinator Tetiana from Salam Lab. During these Q&A sessions, Tetiana will answer any further questions you may have about the project. You can only register your contact information during these sessions if you do wish to take on the next steps.

Currently, we don’t have any new Q&A sessions planned.

Already in Germany?

In case you have already applied for a residence permit and been registered in a German city independently or have just been relocated by Re:Match, we have compiled some useful links and trustworthy information for your near future.