Checklist for a good start in the district of Cham

You plan to live and to work in the district of Cham? You have come to the Federal Republic of Germany recently or have moved from another region to us?

This step brings a number of changes with it. The following list is intended to be a guide for you.
What has to be considered and what has to be organized? What you should not forget? Where to find more information, contacts and correspondents?



The checklist is certainly not conclusive and can not provide answers to all questions. But it might be a help for you to find your way around more quickly in your new home.

Information from the Federal Republic of Germany

Federal Office for Migration and Refugees

- welcome brochure

- welcome to Germany

- learn German

Information from the district of Cham

Residence and naturalization

- residence permit
- employment permit
- relocation of husband or wife


- apartment-hunting
- tenancy and tenancy law
- help for relocation
- registration of a residence


- registration of a car
- public local traffic

Money, banking and tax

- application for an account
- application for tax payer's account number

Health and health care

- registration for health insurance
- first aid and help in case of desease or emergency
- application for national insurance number
- medicare in the dirstrict of Cham

- hospitals and emergency care

Children and family

- child care

- school and education
- application for child allowance
- information about parental leave, parental allowance and child care


- information about (casual) Insurances


- internet and telecommunication
- TV and cable junction
- power supply
- water supply, waste disposal and recycling

Vernacular language and integration

- language courses
- integration courses
- welcome happenings
- exchange of ideas and regulars' table for new citizens

Work and job

- acceptance of foreign graduations
contracts of employment
   - holidays attestation from the previous employer
   - reference from the previous employer
   - certificate of good conduct, if applicable
   - children's birth certificates, if applicable
- information about  employment law in Germany
- introduction for new members of staff, mentor and coach
- dictionaries for technical terms
- chances for family members

School, education and academic studies

- Information about the educational system in Germany
- Information about the regional educational system in Cham


- supply and shopping facilities

Recreation and sports

- regional recreation capabilities

Important forms in order to facilitate administrative procedures

from the municipalities and the district

13 Dokumente.
Gemeinde - Anmeldung bei der Meldebehörde
Gemeinde - Antrag auf Ausstellung einer Lohnsteuerkarte
Gemeinde - Mitteilung über die Änderung der Hauptwohnung
Gemeinde - Hundesteueranmeldung
Gemeinde - Anmeldung bei der Meldebehörde - Umzugsmeldung
Landkreis - Kostenfreiheit des Schulweges und der Schülerbeförderung 2014
Landkreis - Kostenfreiheit des Schulweges und der Schülerbeförderung 2015
Landkreis - Aufenthaltsanzeige für EU-/EWR-Bürger sowie deren Angehörige
Landkreis - Merkblatt zum EU-Führerschein
Landkreis - Antrag auf Ausstellung eines Internationalen Führerscheins
Landkreis - Vollmacht zur Zulassung eines Fahrzeugs
Kreiswerke Cham - Änderungsmitteilung
Landkreis - Neuanmeldung bzw. Wiederanmeldung zur Kreismusikschule