Heidekreis is home to a number of foreign nationals who come from a whole host of different countries, and who are living here for many different reasons.
Reliable frameworks are just as essential a part of your integration into society, working life and our culture, as is a willingness to accept existing offers, and the desire to achieve integration yourself.
One of the first and most critical steps towards achieving integration is to acquire German language skills, given that only those who can speak German are able to navigate their way through daily life, graduate from school and actively participate in the labour market.
Sufficient knowledge of German is also a typical requirement for obtaining either a temporary or permanent residency permit.
Ukraine: Important information on entering and remaining in Germany
Ukrainian citizens can legally enter the EU and thus also Germany without a visa for a short stay of 90 days within a period of 180 days if they have a biometric passport.
For up-to-date information on how to proceed in matters of residence law, Ukrainians are welcome to contact the Foreigners' Registration Office of the Heidekreis or the migration counseling centers in the Heidekreis.
Local Support by Volunteers
If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact your local council offices. You can access the contact details of the responsible contact person here.
Corona virus: Information is available here for you to read.
Prevent infections: you can access the ten hygiene tips here.
Integration strategy: Heidekreis
Societal diversity is a major focus of municipal politics.
Demographic developments continue to reinforce this trend.
The Heidekreis integration strategy includes a planned approach involving both politics and civic administration,
as well as the citizens themselves.
“Arrived safe and sound. Guide for refugees” - Information on the web and in the QR code for the app
The app entitled “Ankommen” (“Arrive”) provides information about Germany. Which rules apply here, and what people need to look out for. Important contents regarding the topics of asylum processing, vocational training and work are also available. Users can select between five different languages. The app does not use adverts, is free of charge and can be used offline. Your free companion guide for your first few weeks in Germany.
In addition to the app, information can also be obtained by visiting www.ankommenapp.de.