This section offers the most important information on getting started in the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion in a compact format.
The First Weeks in the TRK
Welcome to the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion! The goal of this Digital Welcome Portal is to answer the most pressing questions about getting on your feet here in the first few weeks after your arrival, provide you with addresses and Information on the relevant contacts, and give you links to obtain further assistance.
Just after you arrive, your status concerning Germany's residency laws – in other words, visas and residence permits – is one of the first things you'll need to handle. You'll have to pay visits to a good number of public authorities in the first several weeks, and our country's bureaucratic structures and processes are often considered irritating by newcomers from other countries. Difficulties in communication on both sides frequently aggravate the situation, as well. To help you overcome such obstacles, we've put together an illustration that explains the most crucial official business you'll need to take care of.
Meanwhile, learning German is a top priority for most new arrivals. Although the Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion is already home to many people from myriad countries and cultures, a solid command of the German language is still essential to managing everyday life.
Administrative Steps in the TRK
Are you new to the TRK? We give you a concise overview over the first administrative steps before and after arrival in the TRK.