Important Documents

We recommend to bring along the following documents:

Passport or IDPassports or IDs for yourself and your family members must be valid throughout your entire stay in Germany


Bring along certified copies of your degree certificate, PhD certificate, birth certificate, marriage certificate/birth certificates of your children (if applicable), and insurance documents translated into either German or English.
Invitation/acceptanceBring along the letter of invitation or the letter of acceptance for a position.
Proof of fundsTo be granted a residence permit, you must furnish proof of adequate funds to finance your stay in Germany (own financial means and/or income or a letter confirming a scholarship award.
Vaccination cardYou should also bring along your international vaccination card (if applicable, also those of you family)
Driving licenseCheck whether your driving licence is valid in Germany. Click here
Passport-sized photosYou will most likely need passport-sized biometric photos for various identity cards.