Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Esther Smykalla
Referentin Internationale Forschung / Wissenschaftlermobilität

phone: +49 345 55 215 38
fax: +49 345 55 274 27

room 1.03.0
Universitätsring 19/20
06108 Halle (Saale)

postal address:
International Office / PhD Network
06099 Halle (Saale)

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Application for a residence permit


Everybody who comes from a country outside of the EU, who intends to stay longer than 90 days in Germany and does not have a valid visa for the entire duration of his or her stay requires an electronic residence permit (eAT).

The residence permit is a document containing biometric, statistical and personal data and serves digital functions. You can enquire about the biometric data to be stored upon application. You also need to decide whether you wish to activate or deactivate the electronic functions.

Production of the eAT takes around 4 to 6 weeks. You should apply for a residence permit after arriving in Halle and at the latest before your visa expires. To apply, you need the registration certificate [Meldebescheinigung] from the City of Halle (see “Registration in Halle”) and a whole series of other documents, which you can find further below.

Information sheet residence permit for the purpose of a doctorate (§ 16b) (only in German)
Merkblatt Aufenthaltserlaubnis zum Zwecke der Promotion.pdf (115.1 KB)  vom 11.08.2020

Information sheet residence permit for the purpose of employment (§ 18b) (only in German)
Informationsblatt Aufenthaltserlaubnis bei Aufenthalt mit Beschäftigung zum Zwecke der Beschäftigung (§ 18b).pdf (113.6 KB)  vom 11.08.2020

Information sheet residence permit for the purpose of research (§ 18d) (only in German)
Merkblatt Aufenthaltserlaubnis zum Zweck der Forschung (§ 18d).pdf (113.8 KB)  vom 11.08.2020

Residence permit application form / Application for renewal of residence permit
Antragsformular Ausländerbehörde Stadt Halle.pdf (30.3 KB)  vom 05.10.2016

Address of the foreigners' registration office and opening hours

City of Halle (Saale)
Halle Immigration Authority
Am Stadion 5
D-06122 Halle (Saale)
phone +49 345 221-5305
fax +49 345 221-5312

Only with appointment:

Tuesday 08:00 am – 06:00 pm

Thursday 08:00 am – 03:30 pm

Friday 08:00 am – 12:00 am

Zum Abholen von Dokumenten oder für kurze Informationen:

Monday 08:00 am – 03:30 pm

Wednesday 08:00 am – 03:30 pm

The steps for making an appointment with
the immigration authority

In order to apply for a residence permit you will have to go in person to the Foreigners’ Registration Office. To visit the Foreigners’ Registration Office, you need an appointment. To doctoral candidates and researchers individual appointments are allocated. Please find below the steps to get an appointment. We can arrange such an appointment for you. If you wish to do so, please send an e-mail to or to

  1. Go to   . This will display the homepage
  2. Click on ‘Terminvergabe online’ [Make an appointment online]
  3. Click on ‘Ausländerbehörde’ [Immigration Authority]
  4. Click on the desired service
  5. Select available appointment
  6. Enter details including an email address
  7. Complete booking
  8. Your appointment will be definitively booked as soon as you click on and confirm the activation link sent to you by email within 2 hours.

Information issued by the DAAD

Detailed information issued by the DAAD regarding entry and residence permits here:

DAAD_Legal framework conditions Immigration and Residence_january_2017.pdf (546.5 KB)  vom 18.01.2018