Information about Rights & Duties
The registration must be made within two weeks after moving into the (new) apartment at one of the BürgerService facilities of the Bürgeramt. Please note that different forms are offered for the registration of families and individuals. The form for the registration of individuals must also be used by persons who are moving together but who are not married or living in a registered partnership of the same sex.
In the case of immigration from abroad, personal appearance is required for all persons subject to registration.
Registration via the Internet is not possible.
Wenn Sie außerhalb der EU verreisen möchten, dann benötigen Sie meist einen Reisepass. Diesen müssen Sie beantragen.
In the event of an emergency, you can be issued with an emergency travel document by the border authorities (Federal Police) before you travel, provided that you are a national of Germany or another EU Member State or have a secure residence status.
If you live abroad, you can apply for your German passport at a German diplomatic representation abroad.
If you live abroad and have more than one nationality, you can submit a declaration of renunciation of German nationality under certain conditions.
If you want to travel with your children outside of Germany, you must apply for a travel document for the child, such as a children's passport, identity card or, depending on the country of destination, a regular passport.