Registering with the authorities

Once you arrive, you will need to go to the city hall to register yourself in the city of Darmstadt. This is the first step to moving to a new city and/or country. Please keep in mind if you are not living in Darmstadt you will have to register at the city hall in the city where you are living.

For those living in Darmstadt: you will need to grab a number on the screen located directly in the main entrance and wait for your number to be called.

It is also possible to make an appointment ahead of time via the website of the registration office (online appointment scheduler only available in German). Please keep in mind waiting times can vary from 5 minutes to 1 hour, depending on semester start dates and peak hours.

Location of the registration office in Darmstadt:

Grafenstraße 30
64283 Darmstadt

Make sure to bring your passport or ID card and the Rental Agreement, also known as (‘Wohngeberbestätigung’) with you to your appointment. Your housing contract will not be accepted as a replacement to this form. You can find a copy of the form here.


The information on this website is not legally binding.