In order to make your preparation, arrival and research stay at the institute smooth and enjoyable, the Welcome Office (WO) together with the administration and the secretaries will help you with all arrangements and formalities that need to be done throughout your residence.
- Visa application
- Registration/residence permits
- Bank account
- Health insurance
- Other insurances (household, third party liability etc.)
- Day care
- Kindergeld (child allowance)/Elterngeld (parental allowance)
- Phone, Internet, TV licence
The brochure "Living and working in Germany", published by the Max Planck Society, provides a good first overview for international people about how to handle the first arrangements and daily business of living and working in Germany. http://www.mpg.de/4311252/Living_working_Germany.pdf
For settling in in Plön you may find our MPI Plön Welcome booklet for new employees helpful.