Refugees from Ukraine have many questions upon arrival in Munich, the answers to which are difficult to find in the flow of information: Here is an overview of everything important.
- Below we provide answers to the most important questions to ask Ukrainian refugees upon their arrival in Munich.
- Since there is a lot of information, we have summarized all the information available to you and provided you with the most relevant and verified links to the information.
- The information is constantly updated.
Munich – There is already a lot of information on the Internet for Ukrainian refugees. Not all of them are modern, not all of them are trustworthy. Here we collect an overview of the most important questions and answers, help pages, and trustworthy information.
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As a citizen of Ukraine, how do I get a residence permit in Munich?
To obtain a residence permit, you need the following documents:
- Ukrainian passport And a biometric passport of Ukraine, if available, for travel abroad.
- Application form It is a form in German, English and Ukrainian that must be printed, filled out by hand and signed.
- Proof of registration: To obtain this document, you must live with a host family that would like to enroll you. First of all, this family has to fill out the owner’s confirmation to submit to the registry office and use it to make an appointment at the nearest citizens’ office. There are only six of them in Munich. You can find the addresses here. When you arrive at the citizens’ registration office at your place of residence, a confirmation of registration will be issued based on a confirmation from the property owner to submit to the registry office. This is your registration guide.
Residence permits for Ukrainian refugees in Munich: the most important and final step
The last and most important step: When you have collected all the documents, you must attach and submit these documents using this online form by August 31, 2022 at the latest. As an alternative to the online form, you can send the required documents by post to the following address: Department of Foreign Affairs (KVR), Ruppertstraße 19, 80466 Munich.
After your application has been received and examined by the Immigration Service, you will soon receive a personal appointment. Please also bring your current passport photo with you to the appointment. At your personal appointment, you will receive a dummy certificate with the note “Work is allowed”. Under this document, you are entitled to work in Germany.
You will receive your electronic residence permit by mail after six to eight weeks. Make sure your name is legible on the mailbox.
Read more about it on the city’s official portal and on the website of the Crisis Center.
Refugees from Ukraine arrive in Munich: how do I get housing?
If you cannot find accommodation with friends or acquaintances, you must inform Prielmayerstr. No. 1 in Messestadt Ost (line U2, terminal) at the Paul-Henri-Spaak-Straße Exhibition Center 12, Gate 16, the exhibition center in areas C5 and C6. There you will find a local family willing to host you temporarily.
Accommodation is provided by the volunteer organization “Münchner Volunteers” and is handled according to the “first come first serve” principle. Working hours: from 8 am to 8 pm. If you do not have time during the day to look for a family, then at this address you will be provided with a place to stay and feed, and you will continue to search for your accommodation. You can also search for accommodation on the official websites, the list is attached below:
- #every_bed – Offers of apartments for refugees from Ukraine
- miracle apartments Offer free housing for a period of at least one month
- EU4UA – Matching Ukrainian refugees with Europeans who are willing to host people at home (both in their places of residence and in vacant homes).
- ICanHelp.Host.Host – You have a mission to find as many houses in Europe as possible for Ukrainians looking for shelter
- Прихисток – Official Ukrainian communication platform between those who need help and those who are willing to provide it
- Munich Volunteers A company that helps you find accommodation in Munich
- mabahelp – Collects and provides information on non-Ukrainian organizations, companies and individuals wishing to provide free assistance to Ukrainians
- # Residence in Ukraine A coalition of sustainable organizations that support solidarity civil society and help Ukrainian refugees find housing
- Shelter for UA – This service aims to connect people who need housing due to the war in Ukraine with those who want to provide it
- Hotels – These hotels provide free temporary accommodation for Ukrainian refugees
We recommend the Telegram channel and Facebook group that can help with the search for an apartment:
- Шелтери Мюнхен Баварія – here you can find accommodation in Munich or offer your own.
- Sova отвечат UADE – Group manager Alena Tisova helps find free and paid housing. Read the story of Olena Tysova, who helps war refugees find housing in Munich, here.
The UA Voluntary Coordination Organization in Munich offers refugees from Ukraine assistance in finding temporary asylum with private individuals in Germany, a volunteer interpreter to accompany them in Munich, a volunteer interpreter for translations or unofficial online translations by phone.
You can also find a lot of useful information on the Crisis Center website.
About the writer Natalia Alekseeva
Natalia Alekseeva, 27, fled Odessa for Munich on March 7. She has received a lot of help and is currently renting an apartment in Munich. Your goal is to be able to get back on your feet as quickly as possible. In her column she talks about her new life in Bavaria – about the news and the situation in her Ukrainian homeland. She writes her texts in German. Read the story of Natalia Alekseeva’s escape from the Ukraine war here. All information and articles regarding the situation of refugees in Ukraine in Bavaria can be found on our topic page.
Corona vaccination for refugees from Ukraine: where can I find information? What is 2G? What is 3G?
All refugees from Ukraine who have arrived in Munich have the opportunity to be vaccinated against the coronavirus free of charge, regardless of their status in vaccination centers or refugee arrival centers. You can find the addresses of all vaccination centers in Munich on the official website of Bavaria.
As a refugee from Ukraine, where can I find humanitarian assistance in Munich?
There are several distribution points for humanitarian aid in Munich. For food distribution addresses, see the official website of the GOROD Cultural Center’s public volunteer organization. Addresses for the distribution of clothes and toiletries can be found on the official website of the Diaconia Foundation and also on the website of the Crisis Center for Ukrainian Assistance in Munich.
The association “Munich Helps Ukraine EV” also provides temporary humanitarian aid to refugees from Ukraine. To receive assistance, you must make an appointment by filling out the form.
If you need clothes for adults and children, as well as toys, then local residents have opened another section for humanitarian aid. There are no waiting lists. Good quality clothes and in good condition. So there are new things. There are diapers, towels and some baby food. Address: Gewerbestrasse 9, Gate 5, 82064 Straßlach-Dingharting. Saturday working hours from 10 am to 2 pm.
You can also visit the organization “Unter den Arkaden” located at Dientzenhoferstraße 68, 80937 Munich. This is a meeting place and exchange of information for Ukrainians. There you can drink tea, connect to free Wi-Fi, get new clothes. 3G rule applies. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm.
Refugees from Ukraine: How do I get medical help in Munich?
For the full list of Russian/Ukrainian-speaking doctors, as well as addresses of hospitals, medical centers, on-call services and counseling centers, visit the Ukrainian Crisis Center website.
On the Fernarzt website you can register for free video or telephone advice for refugees. Doctors answer your urgent health questions.
The ON-LINE Консультація UA service helps citizens of Ukraine to get a free online medical consultation through the Telegram channel.
Munich also offers counseling services for pregnant women and women who have recently given birth. You can find the addresses of counseling centers on our pregnancy advice page. You can also see the information sheet in Ukrainian.
You can get psychological support from the Ukrainian Facebook group Open for Psychological Crisis Service.
The German Psychiatric Center also provides assistance to war refugees from Ukraine who feel the need for psychological support. Russian-speaking specialists are available Monday to Friday from 8 am to 3 pm at 0841880 2206. Outside of the specified periods, please write to the e-mail address email@example.com.
There is also a Russian-speaking psychotherapy group in Munich, information about which can be found here.
Information for refugees from Ukraine: how to get a job?
You can find basic information about employment in Germany on the website of the Crisis Center for Ukrainian Assistance.
The Federal Employment Agency has set up a hotline where Ukrainian and Russian speaking employees can advise you.
There is also a Telegram channel for job search in Munich – Помощь Мюнхен Поиск Работы.
Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s largest railway company, offers free job opportunities and advice to help introduce Ukrainian refugees into the German job market. For job advice you should contact the company from Monday to Friday, 8 am to 10 am and send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org. Consultations are held in Russian, Ukrainian, English and German languages. In addition, Ukrainians can call the toll-free hotline +49 30 29734949 (Ukrainian, Russian, English and German) for initial consultations on general topics and employment in Germany.
Ocular optics VISION SYSTEM STORE MÜNCHEN has a job offer for Ukrainian optometrists.
This article aims to give an initial overview of all refugees in Munich. We will soon be covering the following topics in our own articles:
- How do I find a place for my child at school?
- How do I get health insurance?
- How do I open a bank account?
You can find links to finished articles here or always updated on the topic page for Ukrainian refugees in Bavaria.