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6. Applying for a Residence Permit

For your study visit in Germany you need a residence permit which you will receive at your local aliens department. This electronic "residence title for specific purposes" comes as a chip card.

If you live within the city of Hanover, please contact the

Ausländerbehörde der Landeshauptstadt Hannover
Leinstraße 14
30159 Hannover

You have to make an appointment beforehand!

If you live outside the city of Hanover, but within the Hanover region, please contact the

Ausländerbehörde der Region Hannover
Maschstraße 17
30169 Hannover

For the residence permit you must bring the following documents:

  • rental contract
  • passport
  • current, biometric passport photograph  
  • registration notice from the university ("I-Bescheinigung")
  • proof of health insurance
  • proof of financing
  • money for the charged fees


Studentenwerk Hannover
Social and International Affairs Dept.

Lodyweg 1 C
30167 Hannover

Phone +49 511 76-88 919
Phone +49 511 76-88 922
Phone +49 511 76-88 935
Fax +49 511 76-88 927

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