Once you have arrived in Vechta, you are welcome to seek advice from the City of Vechta and, if necessary, assistance with applications!
Contact at the town hall (Department of Social Services, Senior Citizens and Integration):
Ms Freese (04441 886 5003)
Mrs. Pölking (04441 886 5010)
Registration with the city of Vechta
You are obliged to register with the city of Vechta after 3 months at the latest, stating your current address. Irrespective of the legal obligation to register, there is always the possibility to register voluntarily before three months have elapsed. Registration may be necessary in order to claim certain benefits.
Residence title according to § 24
The duration of stay with this residence title is initially one year and can be extended up to a total of three years.
social benefits according to SGB II
From 1.6.2022, persons with a residence title according to § 24 are entitled to social benefits according to SGB II (from the jobcenter).
If enroll in a study programme, it is generally not possible to receive benefits under SGB II. However, students (Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes or adaptation courses) with a residence permit according to § 24 are entitled to BAföG (funding according to the Federal Training Assistance Act).
According to our information, exchange students (who are not entitled to BAföG) with a residence permit according to § 24 can receive benefits according to SGB II.
If you live in another town in the district of Vechta, please contact the respective town hall.
last updated: 17.03.2022, source: Information from the city of Vechta / updated: 20.06.2022
The Network for Traumatised Refugees in Lower Saxony offers free psychological counselling (also for children and teens) in Hanover, Oldenburg and Osnabrück, among other places. Counselling sessions can be held in German, English or (with the support of interpreters) in many other languages (including Ukrainian).
The flyer is also available in Ukrainian.
The Studentenwerk also offers psychosocial counselling, which is open to all students of the University of Vechta.
Deutsche Welle (DW), the international broadcaster of the Federal Republic of Germany, offers news in Ukrainian.
The Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), with its daily "Ukrainian Germany Minute" in Ukrainian, provides news and information especially for Ukrainians in Germany.
ARD's Tagesschau is available with Ukrainian subtitles.
Lower Saxony offers persons from Ukraine who have already worked in their country of origin as a teacher or in another pedagogical-educational field the opportunity to apply for a pedagogical employment at a school in Lower Saxony as part of an unsolicited application.
Employment can initially only be for a limited period of time and exclusively for pedagogical employment.
Details can be found here. (last updated: 07.04.2022)
A recognition process is necessary for employment as a regular teacher. The "Back to School" programme of the University of Vechta offers support regarding this process.