Appointments and support

The Welcome Centre offers international researchers the opportunity to have a student assistant accompany them and their families to the various authorities to deal with the necessary formalities after arriving in Bochum and during their stay. Our tutor service includes:

  • Arrangement of appointments at the Resident Registration Office and the Foreign Citizens' Office
  • Assistance when going to the Foreign Citizens' Office and the Resident Registration Office
  • Assistance in opening a German bank account
  • Assistance when dealing with other authorities in Bochum upon request

Appointments by arrangement.

For appointments, please consider our Contact Form for Appointments.
Please contact Mr. Horst as early as possible so that she can arrange an appointment for you in time. Should you have received an appointment directly from the foreigner's office accompaniment can not be guaranteed.

Welcome Centre

Guide for International Researchers

Contact the City of Bochum

You are also able to email your questions directly to the Foreign Citizens' Office at:

If you do not need to use our tutor service, you can contact the Foreign Citizens' Office directly by telephone and make an appointment.
Appointments will be issued over the phone from Monday-Wednesday, between 13:30 and 15:00. The number to call is 0234-910-2300


Kristin Vosbeck

Pamela Domke