Due to the high number of arrivals in large cities (especially in Berlin, Hamburg and Munich), we recommend you to travel to medium-sized cities, small towns or to the countryside and to register there.

This has various advantages for you:
You have a larger choice of accommodation. In large cities such as Berlin, Hamburg, Munich or Cologne, capacities and offers of vacant apartments are extremely restricted.

You have faster access to reception centers and social infrastructures and you can often benefit from arrival and integration offers without having to wait for them for long periods of time.

You have a greater choice of employment possibilities as well as improved access to nursery school places and school places.

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