Information and transmission blocks in the population register Entry information blocking

Under certain conditions, you can have an information block entered in the population register.

A blocking of information in the population register is only entered under strict conditions.

To this end, you must credibly demonstrate that you or another person may be at risk to life, health, personal freedom or similar interests worthy of protection as a result of a population register information.

  • Informal request in writing or for the record,
  • Evidence to substantiate the information on the dangerous situation.


  • In order to block information, you must credibly demonstrate valid reasons that make it clear that your or other persons are endangered to the local registration authority.
  • A verification of your details must confirm the risk you have cited.

ยง 51 paragraph 1 Federal Registration Act (BMG)
51 General administrative provision for the implementation of the Federal Registration Act (BMGVwV)

It is advisable that you contact the competent authority before applying and find out whether a ban is possible in your case.

The information block will be entered on request. By submitting the application, you must present facts and credibly demonstrate why you may be at risk to life, health, personal freedom or similar interests worthy of protection by providing information. The application can be made in writing or in person by appointment with the authority.

Your details will then be checked by the competent authority. If this check shows that the corresponding conditions are met, a blocking of information for 2 years is noted in the population register, which refers to all types of population register information to private individuals and non-public bodies.

The ban only applies to the apartment for which it was requested.

You can have the information block extended after the time has elapsed.

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Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI)

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