Visa and residence permit for Germany

Visa

Dear Visitor /Dear Newcomer!
Before coming to DESY please check the entry requirements for Germany for nationals of your country. You can find this information on the webpages of the Federal Foreign Office (see link below).
Please note that nationals of some countries can stay in Germany visa-free for up to 90 days, but for a longer stay have to apply for an entry visa. In case of questions as well as for assistance with your visa application abroad, you are welcome to contact the International Office!

 

Residence Permit

All foreign nationals, who are not from an EU country, need to obtain a residence permit in Germany when their stay exceeds 90 days. For DESY guest scientists and employees, the competent office to apply for this is the Hamburg Welcome Center (HWC). The International Office will assist you to make a "DESY appointment" at the HWC and prepare the application documents with you.

 

Registration

All persons living in Hamburg have to register their address with the City administration. You can do this at any of the City of Hamburg's customer service centres (Kundenzentrum). When you move, you have to re-register on your new address in the same way. Required documents for the registration are the filled registration form and an identity document (passport, or ID card for EU citizens), the fee is EUR10.