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Registration at the City of Freiburg

Registration of (international) students: All citizens of Freiburg have to register within one week of taking up residency. In addition international citizens must obtain the required residency permit (EU citizens need a certificate of freedom of movement and right of residence (Freizügigkeitsbescheinigung ); non-EU citizens need a visa)


SGBM management will help international students with these things (they will make an appointment with the relevant office). 

Please complete the PDF form "Anmeldung" giving the exact home / guest room address and bring it in along with your passport to:

Registration Office Address: Basler Straße 2 (1st floor) 79100 Freiburg

Contact: Phone: 0 7 61 / 2 01-56 90 Fax: 0 7 61 / 2 01-56 98 E-mail:

By public transportation: Tram 2, 3 und 5 Tram stop Johanneskirche

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 7:30 to 12:00 Thursday 7:30 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00 Wednesday 7:30 to 20:00 Saturday 9:30 to 12:30

If you are about to be employed at the University of Freiburg as opposed to receiving a fellowship, please make sure that you ask to be issued a tax card (tax class 1) immediately after your registration! The tax card should be handed in at the SGBM Head Office in order to have adequate salary records. Recipients of SGBM fellowships do not need a tax card since fellowships are not taxed!

EU-citizens, please have the so-called Freizügigkeitsbescheinigung issued (i.e. Regulation on the freedom of movement of EC nationals) at the Registration Office, 1st floor.

Other nationalities:obtaining a fixed-term stay permit, please complete the PDF form (you can obtain this form at the registration office) and hand it in along with your completed and officially approved registration form (see above), an invitation letter from SGBM confirming your PhD status, a copy of certificate of your health insurance, a passport photo as well as your entry visa / passport.

In order to obtain fixed-term stay permits, it will be necessary to visit the Immigration Office in person.

Address: Basler Straße 2 (2nd floor) 79100 Freiburg

Contact: Phone: 0 7 61 / 2 01-49 38 Fax: 0 7 61 / 2 01-48 95 E-mail:

Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Friday 8:00 to 12:00 Wednesday 13:30 to 17:00 Wednesday and Thursday morning with appointment only (highly recommendable!)

Applying for a certificate of good conduct Führungszeugnis (a document necessary for your official PhD registration), please bring your passport, you will be asked to pay 13 Euros of administration fee, the document will be sent to the SGBM Head Office directly.

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