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Created: 08.05.2022 Est. Reading Time 2 - 3 min.

The following official steps must be taken after arrival in Hattersheim am Main:

Contacting the foreigners authority


Send an e-mail to the Foreigners Authority of the Main-Taunus-Kreis and enclose the following scanned documents:

  • Passports or other proof of identity with entry stamp.
  • If available, proof of travel health insurance
  • Contact details of the refugees and their current place of residence
  • Name and telephone number of a German-speaking contact person

The Foreigners' Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde) will make a personal appointment for the registration.

The appointment cannot be changed, so it must be kept in any case. The registration is a prerequisite for financial benefits according to SGB II/XII. An application is possible on the day of registration.

Application for a residence permit

The application can be made informally or the application form can be used.

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Application form for residence permit (PDF form)

Dispatch by e-mail:

The application must be sent by post to the following address:

Am Kreishaus 1 – 5
65719 Hofheim

Application for financial assistance

You can apply for basic benefits according to SGB II (basic benefits for jobseekers) or SGB XII (basic benefits for old age and reduced earning capacity).

The contact point of the municipal job centre is responsible for benefits under Book II of the Social Code.

Address / contact details

Kommunales Jobcenter
Am Kreishaus 1-5
65719 Hofheim
Phone: 06192 201-1396
Fax: 06192 201-1724

Responsible for benefits according to SGB XII is the service point (annexe) of the Social Welfare Office. (Please also use the application form according to SGB II).

Address / contact details

Amt für Soziales
Am Kreishaus 1 – 5
65719 Hofheim
Phone: 06192 201-0
Fax: 06192 201-1724

Applications can be brought along already filled in.

Registration at the Residents' Registration Office / Bürgerbüro "Stadtpunkt".

The "Stadtpunkt" citizens' registration office of the town of Hattersheim am Main is responsible for this. A certificate of residence, which can also be issued by the tenant of a flat, is required for registration.

Additionally bring:
  • Passport,
  • Birth certificates of children,
  • marriage certificate
  • If applicable, registration of an initial reception centre
Address / contact details

Stadtpunkt Hattersheim
Hattersheim railway station
Bahnhofsplatz 1
65795 Hattersheim on the Main
Telephone: 06190 970-272
Telephone: 06190 970-273
Telephone: 06190 970-274
Telephone: 06190 970-284
Fax: 06190 970-270

Opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday: 07:30 - 12:00
  • Monday and Thursday: 13:00 - 15:00
  • Wednesday: 14:00 - 18:00

Opening an account

Opening a domestic current account is important for personal payment transactions. The account is needed for e.g. salary payments or rent payments. Possible social benefits can also be transferred to a current account. You can open an account at any financial institution. Please enquire about the respective conditions.

The following financial institutions have branches in Hattersheim am Main:

To open an account, you will usually need a valid identification document (identity card or passport), a certificate of registration, residence permit, e-mail address and mobile phone number. Please enquire in advance at the financial institution of your choice.