With the , you can easily find the appropriate residents' registration office where you are living. An appointment can usually be made via the online portal on their website directly. search engine
You will need a valid passport or an EU identity card together with the Rental Agreement, also known as ‘Wohnungsgeberbestätigung’. A housing contract will NOT be accepted. Please inform yourself in advance of the documents you will need before your appointment at your respective registration office.
Here you can find the form for the . ‘Wohnungsgeberbestätigung’
After registering your residence, you will receive a ‘Meldebescheinigung’. This serves as proof of your residential address. It is important and is required for certain procedures in Germany, such as opening a bank account and tax identification number, for example. Do not lose this document.
Please see paragraph 3 for more information.
When you are staying temporarily in a hotel or with your friends after entering Germany, you will still need to fill in the rental agreement and register your address.
If you are planning to move and change your address later, please make sure that you re-register your new address. If you are leaving Germany you will also need to deregister this address at the same respective registration office.