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Administrative Requirements to work in the TRK

Did you come to Germany with a Blue Card or a residence permit as

  • a scientist or researcher
  • manager or specialist
  • IT expert or other expert with a university degree?

Then your spouse automatically receives a residence permit which allows them to take on any employment. It does not matter whether your spouse arrives in Germany with you or follows later. That also applies if you receive a residence permit or remain employed in your profession after education or training in Germany, and your spouse follows you.

You can read about the entry requirements for family members under Following family members.


Dual Career Service KIT

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology offers a comprehensive Dual Career Service for its international employees. It helps partners of (young) scientists, professors and managers find suitable career and social opportunities. The service team advises you on topics such as childcare, living and leisure. The goal is to promote double careers, support a work-life balance and offer new employees optimal starting conditions in their new living environment.


Women and Work Contact Office

You followed your partner to Karlsruhe TechnologyRegion, or accompanied your family from the outset? And now you want find your footing in the region and return to work? There is a special service for women in Baden-Wuerttemberg. The Women and Work contact offices are a state-wide program funded by the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Economic Affairs which promotes the professional development of women.

As a local point of contact, the office offers women an individual, free competent and neutral advisory service on all career-related matters. At a structural level, the staff's work aims to improve employment opportunities for women.


The individual advice covers the following topics: 

  • Professional guidance
  • Career planning
  • Education and continuing professional development
  • Finding and applying for jobs
  • Returning to work after having/raising children
  • Start-ups
  • Financing and funding opportunities
  • Work-life balance

Dual Career Service KIT

Felicitas Thönnessen (M.A.)

Tel. +49 (0)721 608 45322
Fax +49 (0)721 608 45324

Address for Visitors:
Dual Career Service KIT Campus Süd
Neuer Zirkel 1
Building 20.54, 1st Floor
76131 Karlsruhe

Women And Work Contact Office

Ms Baier

Zähringerstr. 65a
76133 Karlsruhe

Tel. +49 (0) 721 133 7332

Telephone advisory service every Monday from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on specific matters related to education and continuing professional development, returning to work, re-orientation or job application.