Even once you have settled in in Mannheim, the team of the Welcome Center will continue to be on hand with help and advice during your entire stay at the University of Mannheim. Your employment contract will be extended? You want to extend your residence permit? You are planning to move or marry or you are expecting a baby? Please do not hesitate to contact us - we will be happy to assist you with any of these changes.
If you plan to change residence within the city of Mannheim or within Germany, you have to inform various authorities about your new place of residence. First and foremost, within ten days, you should notify the residents' registration office of your new place of residence. You are planning to move? Please use the checklist provided:
The Welcome Center is happy to assist you with any formalities arising as a result of changes in your private life. Are you going to marry or does your spouse also wants to come to Germany? Are you expecting a baby or do you need support in applying for child benefit and/
As a rule, residence permits for non-EU citizens have only a limited period of validity. Usually, the limitation is calculated according to the purpose of the stay (e.g. being invited by the University of Mannheim as visiting scholar for a fixed period of time) and the funding available. If you plan to extend your stay, you have to apply for a corresponding extension of your residence permit. The Welcome Center will remind you of all terms that you have to comply with and assist you with the extension of your residence permit. Together with your host and, where necessary, the Human Resources division, we will get all required documents for you. We will make an appointment with the foreigners’ office and assist you with the application procedure there.
Non-EU citizens, in particular, must have their residence permit extended accordingly, before their employment contract can be extended. At the same time, the term of every employment contract is limited to the validity period of the residence permit. The team members of the Welcome Center of the University of Mannheim are experts when it comes to solve this typical chicken-and-egg situation in close coordination with the Human Resources division, the schools, and the foreigners’ office. Please contact us as early on as possible, i.e. about three months before the current employment contract expires. The team of the Welcome Center will provide individual advice, obtain any required documents of proof from the schools and the Human Resources division, and assist you with the application at the foreigners’ office.
The Welcome Center will be happy to assist you in going through any formalities in Germany. Due to lack of space, we cannot address every potential obstacle you might encounter and every conceivable problem you might face within the context of this website. Yet, we would be happy to make an appointment for a personal meeting in order to collaboratively develop solutions tailored to your needs. According to a popular German saying “it doesn't hurt to ask!” - so, please, don’t hesitate to contact us. Just send us an e-mail or visit us at th offices of the Welcome Center in L2.
German Bureaucracy is real, however, with the Welcome Center, it came as part of my smooth sailing into a life-changing experience in one of the best cities and universities in Europe. I cannot thank the team enough for their continuous support.