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Visa & Residence Permit
Appying for a Visa (Before the Departure to Ulm)
Students who have the nationality of one of the European Union membership states (EU-nationals) do not need a visa to enter Germany.
Applying for a Residence Permit (After Arrival in Ulm)
EU nationals do not need to apply for a residence permit. However, after arrival they have to report to the “Einwohnermeldeamt” (residence registration office) or "Bürgeramt" (citizens' office) and register their address in Germany. They should bring with them
- passport or national identity card
- Proof of acceptance/admission/immatriculation at the university
- rental contract
- so called "Wohnungsgeberbestätigung" (to be filled out and signed by the landlord or property owner of your accommodation)
The “Einwohnermeldeamt” or "Bürgeramt" will issue a "Meldebescheinigung" (residence registration certificate). They should safeguard this document, i.e. they should keep the original with their other documents in their room and carry a copy of it with their passport or ID card.