Arrival
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Arrival

What do you need to know before coming to Germany and Magdeburg? What formalities do you have to complete? We’ve made you a list.

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Before you are able to work or study in Magdeburg, you will have to give some thought to immigration. There are various aspects to this, such as your right of residence, the visa requirements and the customs rules. This section will also introduce you to all of the other steps you will need to take before you come to live in Magdeburg.


Who needs a visa?

Who needs a visa?

Whether or not you need a visa will depend on which country you come from and the purpose of your trip to Germany and/or Magdeburg.
Citizens of EU states, ...
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General information for foreign nationals

General information for foreign nationals

Entry, stay, termination of residence
Entry requirements
Tourist visas/ visitor visas
For visiting Germany, foreigners need a visa.
Schengen visa for short stays of up to three months (Section 6, subsection ...
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Residence for educational purposes
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Residence for educational purposes

Entry, visa application procedure, German language courses, studying, change of subject area
Residence permit for students
Pursuant to Section 16, subsection 1 of the Residence Act (AufenthG), ...
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Entry / residence for the purpose of economic activity
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Entry / residence for the purpose of economic activity

Employees, self-employment, research …
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General information on taking up gainful employment
You are only allowed to take up gainful employment if your ...
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Information for EU and Swiss nationals

Information for EU and Swiss nationals

Nationals of Member States of the European Union* and their family members enjoy the right to free movement, and are granted the right of entry ...
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Customs

Customs

If you want to bring items to Germany which are part of your personal household belongings, these will be exempt from customs duty.
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