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Who must register in Germany?
If you work, study or stay in Germany for more than three months, you need to register your address at a local registration office (Bürgeramt). You need to register, or at least arrange an appointment at the registration office, within two weeks of moving into your residence in Germany. You can only register if you have a rental contract.
You do not need to register if you are a tourist staying at a hostel or hotel.
How do I register in Germany?
1. To register you need to fill in the registration form. The form only exists in German. All you need to do is fill out the form in English on this website. Our system will automatically transfer your data onto the original German registration form.
2. This process requires a one-off payment. After payment with Paypal or credit card, we will immediately send you the registration form (Anmeldeformular) and the landlord confirmation (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung).
3. Print both forms. Make sure that your landlord signs the landlord confirmation.
4. Make an appointment at the registration office, or drop in and draw a waiting number. Read the next point “Where to register” for more information.
5. Take both forms to the local registration office, together with your passport, your rental contract and your visa, if you have one. Bring your marriage certificate and children’s birth certificates, if you register together with them.
6. Download our FREE German language guide “At the Registration Office”. It provides useful words and phrases.
7. At the registration office, a German official will check all your document and give you the registration confirmation (Meldebescheinigung). It is very important you check it for spelling mistakes. After that make sure to keep this document in a safe place. You need the confirmation to sign contracts in Germany.
Where do I register in Germany?
Download our FREE guide “Registration Offices in Germany”. Here you can find information about the address, telephone number and opening times of your local registration office (in German). Just follow the website links and choose the registration office which is closest to where you live.
Registration offices in Germany
Here you can find information about the address, telephone number and opening times of your local registration office (in German). Choose the office which is closest to your new address and check its opening times (Öffnungszeiten).
Note: Click on “Termin berlinweit suchen” button on the top right corner to search for an online appointment for residence registration, then select a date and time. Keep looking at the appointments every 30 minutes – at some point, an appointment will become free.
Note: Click on ‘Zuständige Stellen’ to find the registration offices to which you can go to.
Click on ‘Online-Terminvereinbarung’ to make an online appointment. There are various offices to which you can go.
• Registration office in Nürnberg / Nuremberg
Choose your area of Nuremberg and make an online appointment.
I am moving to a new address in Germany. Do I need to register again (ummelden)?
If you move to another place within Germany, you simply have to register again. To process of ‘registering again’ is called ummelden in German.
Am I automatically deregistered from my old address if I register again in Germany?
When you fill out the registration form, make sure that you list your old address in Germany on the registration form (‘old address’). This way your previously registered address will be automatically deregistered and replaced by the new one. If you want to keep the old address as a second residence, you can indicate this on the registration form.
What else you must know about registration in Germany
Church Tax Information
Unless you want to pay church tax (up to 9% of your income tax), leave the box for ‘Religion’ blank.
Do I need the landlord confirmation to register in Germany?
Yes, without the landlord confirmation you cannot register in Germany. In German, the landlord confirmation is also referred to as Wohnungsgeberbestätigung, Vermieterbescheinigung or Einzugsbestätigung. On the form, your landlord or rental agency confirms that you have moved into the residence, room or flat.
Sharing of Information
Furthermore, be aware that the information you submit in the registration form will be shared with political parties and the TV license organisation (GEZ). If you want prevent your information to be shared with third parties, you need to complete a form called Übermittlungsperre.
Does registration affect how much income tax I have to pay in Germany?
Yes, it does. The information you give on the registration form affects your Steuerklasse, meaning how much income tax you pay. If you indicate that you are married and your partner lives with you in Germany, then you should both register together and bring your marriage certificate; married couples pay less income tax in Germany.
I’ve made a mistake on the registration form. Do I need to fill it out again?
There is no need to fill in the registration form again, if you have made a small mistake. For example, if you have written down a wrong postal code, or a wrong date of birth. In this case you just cross out the wrong data with a pen. Then you clearly write down the correct data next to it. Someone from the Burgeramt will read the form, so if anything is unclear he or she will clarify the data with you.
The field is too short. The text overlaps on my form. What do I do now?
It can happen that the text you provide in some of the fields is too long, so that it overlaps into the next field. This may happen because, for example, your street name is extremely long. If this is the case, then do the following: Cross out whatever is non-readable and write down the correct data on the form with a pen.
The registration form is read by a person in the Burgeramt, not by a computer. For this reason, it’s absolutely fine to write on the form with a pen. It’s also fine, if your data is a bit longer than a field. If anything is unclear, the official at the Burgeramt will let you know.