Checklist of Important Formalities

We have prepared a checklist which should help you organize your stay.

  1. Apply for a visa, also for accompanying family members
  2. Start looking for an apartment
  3. Plan your health insurance
  4. Take care of formalities for accompanying family members
  5. If you bring children: inform yourself about day-care options or schools as early as possible
  6. Important documents



Visa and Entry

As a general rule, foreigners require a visa to enter Germany. You should apply for a visa as early as possible at a German Embassy or Consulate in your home country.




We strongly recommend that you start searching for accommodation as early as possible.


Important Documents

A list of important documents you should bring to Germany.