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 () 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 thesection 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 theof the Senate Commissioner for Integration and Migration and offers information for , about , , etc.
Tanja Butzek & Andrea Salerno-Schwarz
last update: 02.05.2023