To make your way to and in Hanover easier, we have set up a team especially for professionals, students and self-employed persons and their relatives. We will accompany and support you from your entry to your residence permit to a permanent residence permit.
As a general rule, you require a prior appointment for visiting the Foreigners' Registration Office. Appointments can be made on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday morning as well as on Thursday afternoon.
You can make an appointment by phone (Monday to Thursday from 8:30 am to 4 pm and Friday from 8:30 am to 2 pm).
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The application for the residence permit, as well as a checklist with the required documents can be found here:
If you are studying in Germany and would like to use a blocked bank account as proof of finance, you can download the form below to open the blocked account with your bank.
For the extension of the residence permit at least an amount of 5118 € must be present on the blocked account. If you can prove the amount of 10236 € on the blocked account, we can check, if the residence permit can be extended for 2 years.
The Studentenwerk Hannover (Student Services Organisation Hannover) has made a short film about studying and living in Hannover:
Housing for foreign students