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Wohnschein (married individuals)

What to do to get a "Wohnschein":

If your partner joins you in Germany you will need a "Wohnschein" to apply for a family apartment in the StuSie.

To apply for a flat in the student dormitory, you will register online between 15.01-31.03 and 15.07-30.09 every year (it is not possible to register outside this period). You can also visit the individual administrator at the Studentenwerk, Schreiberstrasse 12-16, 79098 FR during office hours.

To obtain the Wohnschein, you will need the following documents:

-marriage certificate
-passport with visa
-flight ticket or reservation of spouse who is coming to Germany
-document of the foreign office (to be obtained at the Ausländerbehörde, Basler Str. 2; www.freiburg.de/ Auslaenderbehoerde@stadt.freiburg.de, but better call the person who is in charge; goes alphabetical, so check it on the internet and better go there in the early morning)
-stipend documents (letter of invitation, contract, matriculation certificate)
-10 Euros
Once you have all this, go to the Amt für Wohnraumversorgung; Abteilung Wohnung (Auf der Zinnen 1; 3. OG, rechts) and there you will be issued the Wohnschein, which is valid for 1 year. This means you have one year time to move into the next available flat. You do not have to get a new one every year, this one is valid for the whole period you stay in the flat. The Wohnschein is to be submitted at the Studentenwerk.

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