Moving to Leipzig


On arrival in Germany, one has to register, within a week of finding permanent accommodation, with the local residents’ registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt). Alternatively  you can register your new home with the local community office (Bürgeramt), the location of which depending upon where you live. On registration, you will receive a copy of the filled in and stamped registration form (Anmeldebestätigung), which is often required for other administrative purposes. Please remember to register any changes if you in due course move within the city or if you leave Leipzig for good.

Initial orientation - Information for people arriving from Ukraine (in GER)


Residence & Work Permit

Then you might also need to get a resident permit. According to your country of origin you will have to get an Aufenthaltserlaubnis or a visa at the Ausländerbehörde. Check the website for what papers you might need to provide (all in German) and to download forms needed for your registration.

Work permits are issued by the Ausländerbehörde, to obtain the permit a Meldebescheinigung or Anmeldebestätigung, an Auftenthaltserlaubnis and a certificate from an employer might be necessary. As every individual is in a specific situation, the best is to contact the Ausländerbehörde to know what your situation requires.


Proper health care remains one of the main concerns of those moving to Germany. The City of Leipzig provides detailed information on its website to help understand the German health system. Additionally the document Multilingual health-related services in Leipzig provides the most essential information and contact addresses in English as well as other languages.

It is compulsory for everyone to have a health insurance in Germany. Deutsche Sozialversicherung with pages available in English and French and How to Germany provide comprehensive information on the German health insurance system.

Please find a list of English speaking doctors here and at this link.




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