Registering residence (sole, main or secondary residence) / Bremerhaven Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The registration must be done within two weeks after moving into the (new) apartment at the citizens' offices. An adult family member can register the entire family.

If you are moving in from abroad, you must register in person.

Registration via the Internet is not possible.

As of 01.01.2017, a secondary residence tax must be paid for a secondary residence in Bremerhaven.

  • Proof of identity,

    e.g.: identity card or (child) passport

  • Form: Registration with a registration office,

    Available at the registration office or for download under "Forms".

  • Form: Confirmation of accommodation provider,

    Available at the registration office or for download under "Forms".


  • From the age of 16, no signature of the legal guardian is required
  • Vehicle documents must also be changed
  • Driving licences will not be changed.

  • Neues Melderecht ab 01.11.2015

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