Arriving in Germany

Upon your arrival in Germany, you have to clarify some formalities first.

Registration at the Residents' Registration Office

Registration at the Residents' Registration Office

Everyone who intends to study and stay in Germany for more than three months has to register their place of residence at the Residents' Registration Office. The Residents’ Registration Office is called “Einwohnermeldeamt” or, in some cities, “Bürgerbüro” or “Bezirksamt”.

Get your residence permit from the Immigration Office

Get your residence permit from the Immigration Office

Only if you do not hold an citizenship from a member state of the EU, and if you are not from the European Economic Area or Switzerland, and want to study in Germany for more than three months, you need a residence permit.