Any internship in Germany has to be registered with the ZAV, an office of the central
employment agency, for approval. This process needs to be completed before your arrival. Please cooperate with the COST coordinator in Cologne to make sure you have submitted the appropriate
documents at least two months before the start of your placement (see "Certificate of Enrollment" and "ZAV formal obligation"). The documents are only accepted as originals, they cannot be faxed,
scanned or otherwise electronically submitted.
When you stay in any European country for more than 90 days, you need to apply to the local immigration office for a (temporary) residence permit. The following paperwork is needed for your application: