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Immigration Office of the City of Hannover

Foreigners' Registration Office and Department of Citizenship

Decisions regarding right of residence, naturalization and citizenship for foreigners living in the city of Hannover.

Latest information (17th August 2020)

Due to the corona pandemic and current protective regulations, we are unfortunately only able to open to a limited number of customers at the moment. You can currently be served on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m., Thursdays from 1 p.m. Please note that due to the extremely high demand and the restrictions in force, it is possible that you can not be served on the first try/day of appearance. We do our very best to expand our capacities.

About the immigration office

The immigration office of the city of Hannover decides on applications for right of residence and gives information on possibilities to stay in Germany.

Scheduled Appointment

In order to make the required appointment with us (for all other matters than those listed above), please use the e-mail forms below or phone the team that is responsible for your request. We are available on the phone at these hours (only for scheduling an appointment):

Monday to Thursday: 8:30 to 16:00 hours
Friday: 8:30 to 14:00 hours
Teams of the Immigration Office
General Customer Service: Phone: +49 511 168-32330
General Customer Service for EU citizens and their family members, declarations of commitment and visa matters: Phone: +49 511 168-32338
Customer Service for professionals, students and their family members: Phone: +49 511 168-32337
Naturalization and citizenship: Phone: +49 511 168-46960

You can also use our online forms to request an appointment:


For one of the following services, please address the Bürgerämter:

  • Notification of change of address within Hannover
  • Notice of departure
  • Registration certificate
  • Certificate of good conduct
  • Examination certificate
  • Attestations
  • Application for a driver's license
  • Registration of EU-citizens


For information regarding the cessation of the certificate of free movement please click here:

Foreigners who do not reside within the city limits of Hannover have to address the Ausländerbehörde der Region.