Welcome Service

The Stuttgart Region Welcome Service (SRWS) aims to attract international skilled specialists and students as well as their family members to the Stuttgart Region for the long term and to assist them in the integration process.

To do this, it provides tailored advice on the following topics over the phone, by e-mail and in person at the Stuttgart Welcome Center:

  • Entry and residence rules
  • Learning German abroad and in Germany 
  • Looking for and applying for jobs
  • Finding accommodation, childcare, etc.

The Welcome Service is embedded in the professionals offensive of the Stuttgart Region Economic Development. As a project of Fachkräfteallianz Region Stuttgart (Stuttgart Region Skilled Specialists Alliance) (Link), it provides a central interface to the bodies responsible, the initiatives and associations that are involved with migration, integration and the labour market in the Stuttgart Region. The Stuttgart Region Welcome Center can put interested parties in touch with those stakeholders and can also mediate with contact persons in the municipalities and at universities as needed.

The Welcome Service Region Stuttgart (WSRS) is an offering in cooperation with the Stuttgart Region Skilled Specialists Alliance (Fachkräfteallianz Region Stuttgart) under the sponsorship of Stuttgart Region Economic Development Corporation (Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart GmbH). The project is funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing Baden-Württemberg.