Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


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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 online:   

For the winter semester 2022/23, the Citizen's Service Centre  (Bürgerservicestelle) offers special appointments for the registration  of students. The city of Halle has set up an online appointment system    for this purpose that will open on August 22 2022 for appointments in the period of September 12 til October 28 2022. Appointments can be booked from Monday to Friday. Unfortunately, the online appointment system is only available in German.

Be aware that special appointments for students (Studentenanmeldung) are only available at the beginning of each semester. Otherwise please choose citizen service (Bürgerservice).

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 (39.6 KB)  vom 12.09.2022

Appointments for the Foreigners' Authority of the City of Halle during the Corona pandemic

The Foreigners' Authority of the City of Halle (Saale) is open for customer traffic.

To reduce the risk of infection in the wake of the current COVID-19 pandemic, personal appearances at the Foreigners' Authority are currently only possible to a very limited extent and only in absolutely necessary matters that cannot be postponed.

Individuals who have already booked an appointment will be notified in a timely manner by mail from the Foreigners' Authority whether or not the appointment will take place.

If your appointment has been canceled, the further procedure will be explained to you in the cover letter.

If you have not yet booked an appointment, you can send your application to the Foreigners' Authority by mail or e-mail.

Postal address:

Stadt Halle (Saale)
Abteilung Einreise und Aufenthalt
Marktplatz 1
06100 Halle (Saale)


If your request requires a personal visit, you will receive an appointment from the Foreigners' Authority. It is no longer possible to book an appointment via the online appointment system.

Further information on application processing can be found in the following information sheet:
Information_sheet_application_processing_0322 .pdf (170.2 KB)  vom 03.03.2022

Website of the Department of Entry and Residence of the City of Halle (Foreigners' Registration Office):   

Link to the online appointment   

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