Application For a Residence Title
International degree students usually enter Germany with a visa that expires after 3 or 6 months. Before the expiration of your visa, you need to apply for a residence permit.
International exchange and short-term students who come from a country without visa restrictions or hold a visa that does not cover their entire duration of study in Siegen, need to apply for a residence title within 90 days after their arrival. Please note the required documents given below (including the proof of finances!).
Make an apointment at Foreigners' Registration Office responsible for your place of residence shortly after your arrival:
Residence in Siegen
(Siegen, Weidenau, Geisweid, Eiserfeld)
Ausländerbehörde der Stadt Siegen
Residence outside Siegen District
Ausländerbehörde Kreis Siegen-Wittgenstein
Phone: 0271/ 333-1260
Required Documents for a Residence Permit
- Application Form (Form for Students with residence in Siegen, Weidenau, Geisweid, Eiserfeld)
- Passport with visa
- Proof of Health Insurance
- Biometric photo
- Proof of finance (often a blocked account)
- Enrollment certificate
- 110 EUR
Please also note the instructions of the Foreigners' Registration Office.
Further Regulations for International Degree-Seeking Students
International Students who hold a visa / residence title for their degree studies in Siegen have to prove the success of your studies regularely.
The Foreigners' Registration Office expect you to get at least 20 creditpoints per semester. Please take this seriously as otherwise, your residence permit could be in danger.
If there are important reasons why you cannot acquire 20 creditpoints during a Semester (e.g. because of sickness), please contact the Foreigners' Registration Office in time.
If you want to change your major, you are only allowed to do this during the first 3 semesters! In any case, you should contact the Foreigners' Registration Office before the change.
If you have any queries or problems, please do not hesitate to contact ISA.