Hamburg Welcome CenterNeubürger-/Newcomers Service Welcome to Hamburg! 1
Hamburg Welcome CenterBackground Concept "Metropolis Hamburg - Growing City" Target: qualitative growth quantitative growth Guarantee of Enhancement of the Above average Promotion of qualitiy of life and international economic and immigration from sustainability of the attractiveness employment growth inland and abroad city Main Project: Welcome to Hamburg 2
Welcome to HamburgEssential Elements Main Project "Welcome to Hamburg" Hamburg Welcome Center Hamburg Welcome Hamburg Welcome Network Portal offered to: approx. 86.000 newcomers (2008) from: Inland approx. 64,500 Abroad approx. 21,500 3
Hamburg Welcome CenterFacts and Figures Opening: April 2007 11 employees altogether Structure since November 2009: Head of HWC Housing Information Service, Public Relations 1 steady employee Newcomers Service Manager and 8 employees For core target group: Sovereign service offer For every newcomer: Information and advice about the start in Hamburg 4
Hamburg Welcome PortalBasics Hamburg Welcome Portal: www.welcome.hamburg.de Central contact point for (potential) immigrants from all over the world TARGET GROUPS: enterpriser, founders of new businesses qualified employees students scientists artists TOPICS: Discover Hamburg Studying and Research Entry and Arrival Accomodation and Living Working and Economics Hamburg Welcome Center 5
Hamburg Welcome CenterCore Target Group Special Administration Service Core Target Group: "Qualified foreign immigrants" experts and executives skilled specialists managerial and executive staff scientists researchers graduates internationally-active sportsmen and artists highly qualified enterpreneurs and founders of new enterprises students partners and children 6
Hamburg Welcome CenterService Offers Special Administration Service Special Administration Service foreigners and registration and immigration law income-tax law • (unlimited) residence permits * • registration of residence students: only first residence permit students: only first registration • free movement certificates • issuance of income-tax cards for EU-citizens • application for • visa-extensions good-conduct certificate for business travellers … • acceptance of formal obligations … * visa proceeding: German embassy / consulate and Hamburg Ministry of the Interior 7
Hamburg Welcome CenterService Offer General Newcomers Service Information for all newcomers How to find a new home in Hamburg? How to open a bank-account? Where is childcare provided? How is schooling organised? Where can I attend a language course? 8
Hamburg Welcome CenterService Principles • Greeting • Advice „Newcomer Pilot" • Placing • face-to-face • by telephone • by (e-)mail • German • English 9
Hamburg Welcome CenterEvents Events 2009 (selection) Arabic-German Education Forum Berlin Arabic-German Economy Forum Berlin Arabic-German Health Forum Hamburg 10. Workshop für „Scientist Consultants" at the HWC Hamburg Ambassadors at the HWC International Tribunal for the Law of Sea Night of Knowledge Events 2010 (selection) EXPO 2010 Shanghai Exhibition "Träume leben - Migration als Chance" Welcome Club Be Welcome to Hamburg-Party Open House … 10
Hamburg Welcome CenterContact Data and Business Hours Hamburg Welcome Center Alter Wall 11 (building of the Chamber of Commerce Hamburg) 20457 Hamburg directly to the townhall, central station and main shopping streets E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +49 40 428 54 5001 Fax: +49 40 428 54 5002 Business Hours (32 hours weekly): Monday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday: 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. 11
Hamburg Welcome CenterNeubürger-/Newcomers Service Thank you very much for your attention! 12
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