Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Gritt Eisenkopf
Referentin Internationale Studierende

phone: +49 345 55 21535
fax: +49 345 55 27427

Universitätsring 19/20
D-06108 Halle

postal address:
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
International Office
D-06099 Halle

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Entry and Residence Permit

Registration with the city of Halle (Saale)

All students who come as exchange students or for a complete study at Martin Luther University, are required to register upon their arrival in Halle as new citizens of the city with the Citizen Services / Registry Office.

For the registration with the city every student needs to submit the confirmation of the landlord (Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung).

Students can schedule appointments either via telephone or online.

Appointment via telephone: 0345/221-0 or -115 (Mondays-Fridays from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.)

Appointment and special appointments for students (Studentenanmeldung) online:   

Visa and residence permit

Students who do not come from a country in the European Union, the European Economic Area or Switzerland and who wish to study here for longer than 3 months, need a residence permit which they receive from the Immigration Office of the City of Halle in addition to applying at the Citizen Services / Registry Office.

Please note that you must enter as a student with a student visa.

Please submit the application for your student visa to the German Embassy /Consulate in your home country or in the country where you actually have a residence permit. The student visa you will be granted is your entrance visa for Germany. It is valid for a period of three months. Within these three months, you will have to submit an application for a residence permit (for the duration of your study stay) to the local foreigners’ authority. Please make sure that you apply a student visa. Tourist visa and visa for language courses will not be accepted by the Foreigner’s Authority when you apply for the residence permit.

There are also countries without any demand for an entrance visa. Nevertheless, you have to apply for the residence permit within the first three months of your stay in Halle.

Detailed information on the residence permit as well as on the special opening times of the Citizen Services / Registry Office and the Immigration Office for students can be found here:

Residence Permit (Non-EU citizens only)
Memo_Aufenthaltstitel-Residence Permit.pdf (517.5 KB)  vom 24.10.2019

Information sheet on documented evidence of financial support
Infosheet financial means for subsistence.pdf (279.5 KB)  vom 23.10.2019

Office hours
Stadt Halle (Saale)
Ressort Ausländer- und Asylwesen
Am Stadion 5
06122 Halle (Saale)
Mon: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tue: 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (only with appointment)
Wed: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thu: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (only with appointment)
Fr: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (only with appointment)
Registration office:
Stadt Halle (Saale)
Amt für Bürgerservice
Marktplatz 1
06108 Halle (Saale
Mo: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tue: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wed: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thu: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Fr: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sa: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.

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