During your stay

Please bear the following in mind during your stay...

□ Register with the City Office (Bürgerbüro (within 7 days)).

EU citizens: The EU freedom of movement certificate is no longer needed as of January 2013.
   Non-EU citizens: Apply for a residence permit.

□ Open a giro account.

□ Sign up for health insurance and consider purchasing liability insurance, personal accident insurance and homeowners insurance.

□ Register children for school, kindergarten, babysitting or daycare.

□ Register your vehicle.

□ Register for a German language course.

□ Register for “GEZ“ (fee for use of public radio and television).


Please click here to download a PDF of this checklist.