The bsu is unique on a nationwide scale: It is a joint institute of University of Bremen and the Municipal Office of Bremen (Stadtamt Bremen) serving as a branch of the Municipal Office for immigration laws and rights concerning foreign nationals and registration. On the campus of university, it offers international scientists, researchers, academics and students both advice and support in connection with issues regarding their residency. In all other cities, this group of people must resort to common immigration offices (Ausländerämter) and accept long waiting periods. The bsu is responsible for all international scientists, researcher, academics and students as well as their families who live and work, or respectively study in Bremen.  

The bsu is also a Registry Office (Meldeamt) and processes registration of domicile, change in place of residency, termination of residency, issues registration certificates, passports or identification cards, and accepts applications for police clearance certification. 

Interviewer: Monika Blaschke, Career Service, Hochschule Bremen


While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be sure to double check with the appropriate authorities (for example the bsu) for information about the current regulations regarding your visa, residence permit, etc.