There is currently an immigration freeze for displaced persons in Saxony. This means that no Ukrainian displaced persons can be accepted in Saxony. Therefore, registration from a reception centre is no longer possible.
If you do travel to Saxony seeking refuge in a reception centre, you must expect to be transferred to another federal state.
In order to be accepted in Leipzig, you currently need a permanent residence in Leipzig.
Unfortunately, there is no magic formula. Nevertheless, we have attempted to draw up a short checklist for successful registration in Leipzig:
Before you arrive
- Check the entry and registration requirements (e.g. Stadt Leipzig).
- Passport/valid identity document
- Accommodation provider confirmation
- Contact other displaced Ukrainian persons in Leipzig (e.g. via LHU Telegram chats) and keep relatives informed about your own whereabouts and contact persons.
- Currently required for registration in Leipzig: organise private accommodation so that you can remain in Leipzig.
- Rental agreement in place?
- Communicate deadlines and expectations
- Make copies of all the required documents and take them with you
- Seek contact with assistants (e.g. via LHU or various sponsorship programmes)
After you arrive
- Have your letting agent/landlord complete the accommodation provider confirmation
- Attach your name to your letterbox
- Make a registration appointment
- If entering the country with animals: make a vet appointment and contact the veterinary office [internal LINK: Animals]
- Start independent accommodation search
- Complete Job Centre main application (or: Asylum Seekers’ Benefits Act)
- Apply for Leipzig-Passport (Leipzig-Pass)
- Apply for health insurance membership
- If entering the country with children: register with daycare centre and/or school
- Find an integration course
- Have your driving licence endorsed
- Have qualification certificates translated
- Conduct accommodation viewings and possibly have rental agreement checked before signing it
- If necessary, organise help for day-to-day dealings with and visits to the authorities
- Once the initial stress is over: start job search