Welcome and Family Office

Let us give you a warm welcome to Berlin and the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine. We wish your stay to be pleasant and successful and would like to offer our help and assistance in all issues of life and work in Germany.

Please, find some brochures for the very first steps after arrival and for settling down in Berlin and at the MDC in detail.

We cordially invite you to contact us for any request or call on for help, and would appreciate comments and suggestions to improve our service.


You have already made an appointment or your residence permit document is about to expire? Please, get in touch with the MDC Welcome and Family Office (welcome@mdc-berlin.de) to discuss your options. The Immigration Office has been open to submit online applications again and we shall be glad to give assistance. 

If you need an appointment to register your address in Berlin at the Inhabitants' Offices (Bürgeramt) please contact us.

The Federal Foreign Office has updated the FAQs regarding internships in Germany. Basically, all internships are looked on as employments and need the agreement by the Central Office for International Exchange (ZAV) of the Federal Employment Agency. As of now not only internships funded by EU training programs (like ERASMUS) are exempted from this rule. Also, all internships less than 90 days can be done without applying for the agreement. Details, unfortunately only in German at the FAQs section of the Federal Foreign Office.

The federal state government Senat of Berlin has published information and helpful advice for newcomers. It is available in ten languages on the website of the Senate Commissioner for Integration and Migration and offers information for families, about housing, work and education, etc. 

Yours sincerely,

Tanja Butzek & Andrea Salerno-Schwarz






last update: 02.05.2023

 Tatjana Butzek
Tatjana Butzek
+49 30 9406-3347
Andrea Salerno-Schwarz
+49 30 9406-2439