EU Freedom of Movement (EU Freizügigkeit)
If you are a citizen of the EU or the EEA and intend to spend more that three months in Germany, you need to proof your right to Freedom of Movement.
For this reason usually the following documents are requested:
- Letter of invitation from the host institution
- Proof of health insurance cover
- Fellowship acceptance letter
- For family members: marriage certificate, birth certificate (original and certified German or English translation)
The Foreign Citizens’ Office of the City of Bochum is responsible for issuing residence permits. For EU citizens who will be staying in Bochum for longer than three months it also examines the Freedom of Movement. EU citizens can apply directly at the Resident Registration Office when they register with the City of Bochum.
Guide for International Researchers, Chapter 6: Entry and ResidenceYou can find more information about the Freedom of Movement Certificate and your stay in Germany here (page 78) (711.5 kB)
Partly translated by: Dr. Lynda Lich-Knight, ResearchComm Ltd.
Please note that the information provided by the Welcome Centre is not legally binding and is not intended to replace or substitute for information provided by professional experts for each individual topic.
We recommend you to also consult the diplomatic mission or your local Foreign Citizens’ Office for more detailed information on your individual case.