Residence change

Information on registering at the new place of residence when moving

If you move, you will need to register at your new residence.

For children up to the age of 16, the person in whose accommodation the children move must make the registration. Where appropriate, the consent of the guardian is required.

  • Identity card or passport if the notifier has reached the age of 16
  • Personnel documents of family members reported jointly on a registration document
    • for children: children's passport or birth certificate

The registration authority may require the submission of further documents to prove the information (e.g. birth certificate, marriage certificate, divorce judgment).

Related Links

  • Section 1 paragraph 1 Of the Framework Law on The Reporting Rights (MRRG)
  • Section 11 Of the Framework Law on Registration Law (MRRG)

To register, you must complete and sign the officially required registration document. You must hand it over in person or commission another suitable person to hand it over.

Depending on the offer of the municipality, the filling in of the registration document can be waived and the data can be received directly if you appear in person at the competent authority. You must then confirm the accuracy of the data by signature on a printout.

Family members and members of a civil partnership should share a registration document when they move from a shared dwelling to a new shared dwelling on the same day.

After the registration, you will receive a confirmation of registration.

If the competent body of your new place of residence has opened an Internet access for the registration, you can also transmit the requested information via this access using a qualified electronic signature.

You will not be able to use this service if you

  • move from abroad or
  • use a pseudonym in your electronic signature instead of your name.

In these cases, you will need to log in as described above.

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