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

All doctoral candidates and their partners who do not come from an EU country, and who intend to stay longer than 3 months in Germany require a 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. 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.

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

New Opening hours starting from April 3rd, 2018!

Only with appointment:

Tuesday 08:00 am – 06:00 pm

Thursday 08:00 am – 03:30 pm

Friday 08:00 am – 12:00 am

To make an appointment, to pick up documentes or for short information:

Monday 08:00 am – 03:30 pm

Wednesday 08:00 am – 03:30 pm

Website of the Department for entry and residence   

Detailed information issued by the foreigners registration office (Ausländerbehörde Halle) is available here:

Information sheet residence permit (only in German)
Informationsblatt Erteilung einer Aufenthaltserlaubnis § 16 AufenthG.pdf (87.5 KB)  vom 05.10.2016

Information sheet residency permit with employment (only in German)
DL - AE zur Beschäftigung § 18 AufenthG.pdf (129.1 KB)  vom 05.10.2016

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

The steps for making an appointment with
the immigration authority

  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