Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg


Esther Smykalla
Referentin Internationale Forschung / Wissenschaftlermobilität

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

Universitätsring 19/20
06108 Halle (Saale)

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

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Registration in Halle


Everybody who will live in Halle for more than three months is required by law to register as a new resident in the citizen service office of the City of Halle upon arriving in Halle. Registration is especially important for those of you who need an electronic residence permit, as registration with the city of Halle is a prerequisite.


You must register personally within 14 days of obtaining permanent accommodation (flat, room in a shared flat, 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.

Appointment at the Citizens' Service Centre

In Halle there are two Citizens' Service Centres: "Am Marktplatz 1" and "Am Stadion 6". In both, registratoin is possible only by prior appointment. You can use the following options to make an appointment:

You will need the following documents to confirm your registration:

Please note:

After booking the appointment online, you will receive a confirmation of your reservation at the e-mail address you have provided. In order that the appointment will be really activated, it is necessary to click on the first link within two hours of receiving the e-mail. With the second link you can delete the already confirmed appointment at any time. If you do not find the email with the reservation confirmation in your mailbox within the next five minutes after booking, please check your SPAM folder.

Attention: Please note that it is possible that there are no short-term dates available. Therefore, we recommend that you book your appointment well in advance.

Should you not be able to get an appointment on the date you need, it is also possible to register your move to Halle online in advance. Please click here   , select "Z" (pre-registration of a move to Halle) and fill out all fields marked with *. The online registration does not replace the personal appointment with the Citizens' Service Department.

De-registration when moving away from Halle

After completing your research stay in Halle, please don't forget to deregister. The deregistration must be made within two weeks of moving out and can be done 7 days before moving abroad.

More information about deregistering including the relevant form can be found at: