As a family-friendly university, Goethe University will help where it can in organising the subsequent immigration of your family and will help you settle in with your family in Frankfurt. Depending on your nationality, your family will likely also require a visa and a residence permit in order to stay in Frankfurt. Please inform the Goethe Welcome Centre ahead of time whether your family will be coming with you, so that we can advise you about the subsequent immigration procedure for your family and can help you with the formalities. Please note that the issue of a visa can take between 8 and 12 weeks, depending on the circumstances.



Families at GU Booklet

Booklet ECR with families


Global Office
Goethe Welcome Centre

Westend Campus
60629 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49-69-798-17193
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Riedberg Campus
Biozentrum, Gebäude N100, Magistrale, EG, Raum 010
Max-von-Laue-Straße 9
60438 Frankfurt am Main
Tel. +49-69-798-29863
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Email: welcome(at) 

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