German authorities do not know how many migrants arrived in the country as part of the recent wave, according to Die Welt, but official numbers indicate more than 2.5 million arrivals.
Official numbers record a total of 1,529,784 asylum applications in process.
Another 300,000 migrants have been registered but have not yet made an asylum application.
It is estimated that 180,000 to 520,000 migrants have not registered. However, this number could be far higher.
Another 220,000 migrants are slated for deportation. 168,000 are tolerated and about 52,000 are illegal.
In addition, to the above figures, which tot up to 2.5 million, those granted asylum are expected to bring family members.
For every one Syrian granted asylum an average of four to eight family members are expected to come to Germany in due course.
The government has said it expects only one family member to come for each successful application or 500,000 people, contradicting earlier studies, and fuelling doubts about how realistic this prognosis is given the fact that 460,000 asylum applications still have to be processed.
But if the official figure of 500,000 family members arriving for every successful application, that brings the total to over three million.