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How do I register myself in Leipzig?

People who live in Germany must register with the relevant authorities. This means that they must tell the Residents’ Registration Office (Einwohnermeldeamt) who they are and where they live. 

As displaced persons from Ukraine may only legally remain in Germany and the EU for a maximum of 90 days in a period of 180 days, they must apply for a residence permit by the end of this period at the latest. At present, this is usually residence pursuant to section 24 (1) of the Residence Act.

A temporary residence permit (in this case generally the probationary certificate (Fiktionsbescheinigung)) is a prerequisite to claiming benefits such as basic security benefits pursuant to Social Code II (SGB II) or Asylum Seekers’ Benefits Act (AsylbLG). 

After receiving the temporary residence permit, other applications to receive financial support must then be made and forms filled in. This takes some time and is often not easy for German citizens and native speakers to understand.  

As ever, there is one condition for registering in Leipzig: accommodation. You need to be able to prove that you have a home in Leipzig. 

This proof is provided via an accommodation provider confirmation (Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung). You can obtain this from your letting agent/landlord. You then take this and your passport to the Welcome Centre.