Be aware: Before you can get an appointment at the foreigner registration offce, you need to be registered at the Einwohnermeldeamt (registration of your residence). You can only get an appointment if you have registered. To register you need an confirmation of your landlord (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung).
For general information on visa, please read the information (divided in short and longer stays)
At the moment the information is only available in German.
In case you need to apply for a residence permit or prolongation:
Here you find information on limited stays (D-Visa - C-Schengen Visa)
Here you find information for unlimited stays
Fill the appropriate form (available in different languages)
Online contact form
Hotline: 06151 - 13 3323 (if busy: 115)
In case you experience any problems, please contact us.
If you need us to contact the foreigner's registrations office on your behalf (always try yourself first), please fill this form to give us authorization.