Registered already? This is how you become a Stuttgart citizen

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Put your name here, your address there, then sign on the dotted line... If you want to watch TV in your new home, make a phone call or turn on the heating and lights, you have to fill in lots of forms.

The trip to the Einwohnermeldeamt – Residents Registration Office – should be one of the first things you do. The Baden-Württemberg registration law says you must notify the authorities within a week of moving to a new neighborhood.

The world of consulates in Stuttgart

flaggenStuttgart's residents come from 170 countries and the city has Germany's highest proportion of citizens from abroad at 40%, a figure that's always rising through a continual influx of newcomers. There are lots of consulates to look after the interests of this multicultural population or for Stuttgart people who need a visa to visit a foreign country or information for a trip abroad.