De-register, re-register or register your place of residence

De-register, re-register or register?

Have you recently moved? Then you are definitely still busy unpacking at the moment. But don't forget to plan enough time for formalities in between, so that you don't miss any important deadlines. Think e.g. B. the deregistration, re-registration and registration of utilities, savings banks, insurance companies or memberships. By the way, you should also inform the residents' registration office about your new address. On this page we would like to explain to you exactly what you should do if you want to de-register, re-register or register your place of residence.

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Have you just moved to a community or city? Then you are obliged to register your new place of residence at the residents' registration office (also known as the citizens' office or district office) or to notify them of your new address. There apply 2 exceptions to the obligation to register:

  • You are already registered in Germany and have not been moving into your apartment for longer than 6 months.
  • You live abroad and will not move into your apartment in Germany for longer than 3 months.

You usually have to do that 7 to 14 days time. If you miss the deadline, you will have to pay a fine unless you can explain the delay and provide proof, such as a passport. B. present a medical certificate.

Registering your place of residence: How to do it it right

Do you want to register your place of residence? Then you must first fill out and sign an official registration form. The form for Berlin can be found below. Registration is usually free.

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Then insert this form together with a valid identity card or passport and a confirmation from the landlord to the authority. Would you like to register other family members? Then you also need their identity cards and passports. After registering, you will receive a registration certificate. You do not need to present a rental agreement, the confirmation from the landlord is sufficient. Read more about it here.

Registration at several apartments or at a second home

If you own several apartments, e.g. For example, if you have to commute to work, you should register one of them as your main residence. It's usually where you spend most of your time. If you live with a family, you should family residence Sign in. Do you have a second home? Then it should also be registered.

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So if you move to a new city, you have to register. But are you moving within the same city or municipality? Then it says that you should register your place of residence within 14 days at the residents’ registration office. Do you want to Register your place of residence, then you need your identity card or passport. You can make an appointment online just as you did when registering.

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