Early this afternoon, five of us would-be students of the same MSc programme made a trip to the Residents Registration Authority and the Foreigners Authority to officially register in Freiburg. In my case, I had to apply for a student visa which extends the visa I received back in the Philippines for up to two years, long enough for the duration of the course.
There was quite a crowd in the waiting room, although the process was considerably fast when I finished all the paperwork in a little over an hour! It was also of big help that Jana, from Germany, came with us and asked for information around and interpreted the one-paged (!) form we had to fill-out.