Arrival and orientation

Upon arriving in Darmstadt you will need to complete a number of interconnected bureaucratic processes. These processes enable you to apply for a residence permit and conduct research. Short term researchers conducting research with an entry visa may also find the information on opening a bank account, choosing health insurance and purchasing a mobile telephone package helpful. The Welcome Centre will invite you to an appointment to discuss the relevant topics with you and support you in accomplishing these tasks once you are in Darmstadt.

Register with us

Registering with the authorities

Tax identification number

Health insurance

Mobile communications

Bank account

Employment contract

Occupational pension scheme

Doctoral degree enrollment

Residence permit