Step 1: Residential registration (Anmeldung)
If you are staying for more than three months, you must register at the registration office at your address no later than two weeks after your entry. Registration takes place at the Service Centre of the Residents' Registration Office of the City of Wuppertal. IMPORTANT: Processing is only possible with an appointment ( a step-by-step instructions for making an appointment online can be found in the download center on the right). Click here to make an appointment online (only available in German).
The address of the office is:
Steinweg 20, 42275 Wuppertal
(near "Alter Markt" Schwebebahn stop in Barmen)
If you live in a different city or municipality, you must register at the Residents' Registration Office there. You must either register personally or authorize someone else to register for you. There is no registration fee.
The following documents must be presented:
- valid passport or identity card
- lanlord's confirmation of Residence ("Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung")
Step 2: Residence permit (Aufenthalterlaubnis)
Travelers to Germany require a recognized and valid passport or ID document. Non-EU citizens additionally require valid authorization of residence in Germany in the form of a visa or residence permit.
After registering with the Residents' Registration Office (Einwohnermeldeamt) (see step 1), you must apply in person for the granting or extension of the residence title at the Foreigners' Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) of the city in which you have your residence.
IMPORTANT: In Wuppertal it is currently not possible to make an on-site appointment at the Foreigners' Registration Office. Please upload all required documents as well as the completed application form for a residence permit (see download center on the right) via the contact form of the Foreigners' Registration Office. Alternatively, you can also fill out the digital application form for the residence permit and upload the remaining documents via the contact form.
For a residence title you need, among other things:
- a recognised, valid passport or passport replacement
- a valid visa
- independent financing of your livelihood
- a clarified identity and nationality
- in addition, there must be no impairment or endangerment of public interests.
The Foreigners' Registration Office will inform you of the exact fee (up to 110 Euro) that will be charged for the residence permit.
Stadtverwaltung Wuppertal, Ressort Zuwanderung und Integration 204.4
Foreign Citizens’ Office (Ausländerbehörde)
The Foreigners' Registration Office can always be reached by telephone Monday to Friday from 09:00 -
For further information visit the website.
EU and EEA citizens who are entitled to freedom of movement do not need official authorization of residence in Germany. For an overview of entitlement visit this website.
Confirmation of residential rights in Germany is no longer issued!
Address & Contact
Bergische Universität Wuppertal
Abt. 3.3 - Internationales Studierendensekretariat (student admission and registration)
Personal consultation hours in the Student Service Center (SSC) right at the main entrance (building G, room G.08.16):
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
For organisational reasons, office hours may change sometimes. You can always find the latest information about office hours on the Student Service Center page under "News".
Telephone consultation and advice:
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.