Onboarding Services

Onboarding Services

The International Office provides onboarding support. In the following, we have compiled the most important to-do lists according to our experience to be dealt with before, during and after your stay as well as when leaving Germany. Please consider these as recommendations that should help you to plan your stay at the MPIB well. If you have any questions about the individual steps, please feel free to contact the International Office.

1. Before arrival

  • VISA application
  • Accommodation upon arrival
  • Health insurance
  • Dual career / Welcome and Integration Service
  • Support with school and/or Kindergarden search, if applicable
  • Accreditation of foreign documents

2. After arrival / During stay

  • Registration
  • Opening a bank account
  • Residence permit / work permit
  • Finding a long-term apartment (preparing documents such as SCHUFA)
  • Phone / Internet; broadcasting fee (GEZ)
  • Utilities
  • Telephone / Internet
  • Support during pregnancy/after birth (pre-natal care, midwife, hospital for delivery, birth certificate, parental leave, Elterngeld)
  • Transcription of driver’s license

3. When leaving Germany

  • Cancelling rental contract
  • Cancelling phone / internet contracts
  • Cancelling utilities
  • Closing bank account
  • Cancelling health insurance
  • Cancelling broadcasting fee (GEZ)
  • De-registering from Germany
  • Forwarding mail


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