Welcome to Stuttgart and the Stuttgart Region!

Are you new in town, do you have questions about living and working here?

The Welcome Center gives you information as well as details of further advisory bodies for the following topics:

  • Recognition of foreign secondary school and vocational degrees
  • Employment, job hunting and application
  • (vocational) training and academic studies
  • Learning German
  • Entry requirements and residence
  • Health care system
  • Child care
  • Mobility
  • Religious communities
  • Education
  • Insurance
  • Associations /clubs and leisure activities
  • Housing

The team of the Welcome Center Stuttgart is supported by the immigration advice service of local welfare organisations.

Opening hours

Monday 8.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tuesday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday closed
Thursday 2 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 8.30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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The Welcome Center Stuttgart for new residents is a joint project of Stuttgart as the state capital and of Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH) for Stuttgart Region Skilled Specialists Alliance (Fachkräfteallianz Region Stuttgart).

The Stuttgart Welcome Center is financed by Stuttgart as the state capital and by Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation. It is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg.