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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

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

As a general rule, you require an appointment for visiting the immigration office. Only the following services can be given without prior appointment during our opening hours:

  • Confirmation of your status of residence
  • Matters of registration
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 08:30 to 11:00 hours
Thursday: 14:00 to 18:00 hours (for employed persons, students, pupils and course participants)

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: Please use the appropriate phone extension.

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.