Registration

Students must register their place of residence in Germany within 14 days of arrival. Registration forms are available from the Bürgeramt (town hall) in the student’s city of residence. Any changes of address must also be communicated to the Bürgeramt within one week of the move. Shortly before the end of your stay, the Bürgeramt should be notified of your departure.

Step 1: Register with the City

In order to obtain confirmation of registration, you will require the following documents:

  • A completed application form “Anmeldeformular
  • Passport
  • Fees if requiered
  • A rental agreement or a confirmation of residence from your landlord “Wohnungsgeberbestätigung

Anyone living in Germany needs to to register at the Bürgeramt of the City where one lives. A registration form is available at the information desk.

Registration Office of the City of Bonn
For students living in the City of Bonn

  • Website of the City of Bonn for appointments
     
  • Fees might be requiered
     
  • Bürgeramt der Stadt Bonn (Stadtverwaltung)
    Stadthaus, Berliner Platz
    53111 Bonn
    Tel.: +49 228 77-0 /-1
     
  • Opening hours:
    Monday, Thursday: 8:00 h –  18:00 h
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:00 h – 113:00 h

Registration Office of the City of Sankt Augustin
For students living in the Rhein-Sieg District around the City of Bonn

  • Website of Kreis Siegburg Bonn for information and appointments
     
  • no Fees are requiered
     
  • Rathaus Sankt Augustin
    Markt 1
    53757 Sankt Augustin
  • Opening hours:
    Monday: 7:30 h - 12:00 h and 14:00 h - 18:00 h
    Tuesday - Friday: 7:30 h bis 12:00 h

 

Step 2: RESIDENCE PERMIT

In order to apply for a residence permit, you will require the following documents:

  • Fill in the "Application for a foreign residence permit", which you can find here.
  • Passport
  • Photo (biometric picture – photo shop)
  • A certificate of matriculation from the University of Applied Sciences
  • Confirmation of registration from the Bürgeramt (“Anmeldebestätigung” see above)
  • Evidence of funding for the duration of your stay: copy of your bank statement (your account should have about EUR 1,900.00 for three months) or you have a guarantee letter that parents/family/friends will pay for your finance status / copy of your bank statement .If you have a scholarship, present the confirmation
  • Evidence/proof of health insurance (or of exemption from the obligation to have health insurance)
  • Certificate of conduct (Führungszeugnis)

Where to go for residence permit?

Applications for residence permits must be made in person at the Foreigners Registration Office of the City of Bonn.

The Foreigners Registration Office is responsible for issuing residence permits and granting and extending visas. Students who are not nationals of an EU country must generally apply for a visa before leaving their home country.

 

Foreigners Registration Office of the City of Bonn
For students living in the City of Bonn

  • Ausländeramt
    Oxfordstraße 19
    53111 Bonn
    Tel.: +49 228 77-6000 (appointment)
    Link to Webseite
  • Opening hours:
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00 h - 12:00 h
    Thursday also: 14:00 h –  17:30 h

Foreigners Registration Office of the Rhein-Sieg District
For students living in the Rhein-Sieg District around the City of Bonn

  • Ausländerbehörde
    Kaiser-Wilhelm-Platz 1
    53721 Siegburg
    Appointments under Hotline: +49 2241 13-3500
    service-abh@rhein-sieg-kreis.de
  • Opening hours:
    Monday – Friday: 8.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon
    Monday; Wednesday, Thursday also: 2.00 p.m. –  3.30 p.m.

For further information on entry and residence in Germany please see the DAAD-Brochure, this might answer most of your questions on residence permit.

https://www.daad.de/medien/deutschland/stipendien/formulare/info_entry_and_residence.pdf