Welcome Centre

The Welcome Centre is part of iDiv’s HR Department and intended as a service
point that provides support to international employees and guests during relocation,
onboarding and beyond. It also offers guidance to hosts in dealing with formalities
related to hiring or inviting international employees/guests.

Contact & office hours

If you are seeking for advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Welcome Centre (contact: welcome@idiv.de) or come to our regular weekly consulation hours (room: Black Box, no. 4.207 in Interim I):

  • Thursday, 2pm–3pm
  • Upon request
Welcome Centre
Phone: mail to person +49 341 9733102


  • Visas / residence permits
  • registration and deregistration
  • health insurance
  • support in direct dealings with the authorities (“Ausländerbehörde” and
  • Advice on family matters (“Elterngeld” and “Kindergeld” applications; childcare and
  • Information on housing and temporary accommodation in Leipzig

Appointments with the Foreigner’s Authority

Thursday mornings — on demand


iDiv is an institutional partner of the Welcome to Leipzig project of Leipzig University
and the City of Leipzig, which aims to improve the structures for welcoming international
guest researchers and highly qualified employees from all over the
world and to simplify bureaucratic hurdles in the process of their arrival.

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