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Registration in Halle

All international doctoral candidates who come to Germany for more than three months are required by law to register as a new resident with the citizen service office of the City of Halle upon arriving in Halle. Registration is important because it is the pre-requisite for having your visa converted by the immigration authority into a residence permit (eAT).

You must register personally within 14 days of obtaining permanent accommodation (flat, room in a student hall, etc.) If you are living in a hotel/guest house for the first few days, the 14-day period only counts from the time of obtaining permanent accommodation. If you are living in a guest house and obtain a rental agreement there, this also counts as permanent accommodation.

De-registration when moving away from Halle

After completing your research-related stay in Halle, you must de-register again within 14 days prior your departure.

More information on de-registering including the form needed to de-register here: www.bit.ly/2uJB18u   

Visit the citizen service office

It is only possible to use the services of the citizen office at Marktplatz 1 by making an appointment in advance. You can make an appointment as follows:

  • online    
  • phone +49 345 22 10 (short code 115 if you are calling from a landline in Halle)


At the appointment, you will need the following documents:

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