On this page we put together a short overview and the contact information of the most important public authorities in Aachen students have to deal with the most.


Registry Office

Those who move into a house or an apartment in Germany need to register themselves at the Registry Office. According to the registration law, it has to be done within seven days upon moving into the new apartment or house. Within this deadline is the registration free of charge. In case of exceeding this deadline, it is possible that a charge for the registration would be imposed.

In Aachen it is possible to get registered at several places:

  • At the central citizens’ services office in Aachen downtown:
    • in administration building at the railway station square or
    • in administration building at Katschhof
  • In one of the six district registry offices:
    • Aachen – Brand, Paul-Küpper-Platz 1
    • Aachen – Eilendorf, Heinrich-Thomas-Platz 1
    • Aachen – Haaren, Alt-Haarener-Straße 139-141
    • Aachen – Kornelimünster/Walheim, Schulberg 20
    • Aachen – Laurensberg, Rathausstraße 12
    • Aachen – Richterich, Roermonder Straße 559

General opening hours of the district offices:

  • Monday – Friday 08:00 -12:00
  • Additionally: Wednesdays 14:00-17:30

The necessary documents for the registration and the detailed contact information for all offices can be found at the page of City Administration of Aachen.

Foreigners´ Registration Office

Foreign students need to address all issues regarding their stay in Germany at the Foreigners’ registration office.

Central Foreigners´ Registration Office in Aachen:
Hackländerstraße 1
52064 Aachen
Tel.: 0241/5198-5600
Fax: 0241/5198-3306

Starting with 01.03.2015 the Information office offers the following service periods:
Monday 08.00 - 15.00 Uhr
Tuesday 08.00 - 15.00 Uhr
Wednesday 08.00 - 16.45 Uhr
Thursday 08.00 - 13.00 Uhr
Friday 08.00 - 12.00 Uhr

Foreign students of RWTH/ FH Aachen, research assistants of RWTH/ FH Aachen and students of the German language courses of RWTH/ FH Aachen and their family members need to address the branch office of the Foreigners’ registration office in Super C at Templergraben 57, 52062 in Aachen.

Foreigners’ registration office
Office at RWTH
Templergraben 57
52062 Aachen
Telefon: 0241/5198-3367
Fax: 0241/5198-3388

The branch office offers the following service hours:
Monday 08.00 - 12.15
Tuesday 08.00 - 12.15
Wednesday 08.00 - 12.15 and 14.00 - 16.45
Friday 08.00 - 12.00

Some issues, e.g. issuing of the electronic residence permit, can be solved only in the central office (in the administration office, Hackländerstraße, 1).

Office for promotion of vocational training

Those students who receive state support according to the Federal Education and Trainings Assistance Act or plan to receive such a support need to visit the Federal Education and Trainings Assistance department (BAföG) at Aachen student union.

Studentenwerk Aachen
Turmstraße 3
52072 Aachen

Local consultation hours: Availably over the phone:
Tuesday and Thursday from 10 till 13
Wednesday from 13.30 till 16
and according to private arrangements
Monday from14 till 16
Wednesday from 9 till 12.30
Friday from 9 till 13

Road traffic licensing department

Road traffic licensing department is an important public authority for all the people who want to register or deregister their cars or to address questions regarding the driving license.

Carlo-Schmid-Straße 4
52146 Würselen
Tel.: +49(2405)697 0
Fax: +49(2405)697 170

Opening hours:
Monday and Thursday 07.30 - 15.00
Wednesday 07.30 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.00
Friday and Tuesday 07.30 - 13.00
Saturday 07.30 - 11.00

Stadt Aachen
Ausländeramt Aachen Hauptstelle
Ausländeramt Geschäftsstelle RWTH
Studentenwerk Aachen
Straßenverkehrsamt Aachen


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