Residence, deregistration of secondary residence

If you move out of a secondary home and do not move into another home in Germany, you must deregister for this home.

  • In writing: deregistration form or informally.
    Personal: ID documents for all persons to be de-registered (de-registration form also on site).




  • ATTENTION: You can cancel your registration no earlier than 7 days before the actual move-out.
  • The deregistration can be done in person or informally in writing.
  • The data required for the written cancellation can be found on the cancellation form.
  • The transmission of the cancellation by e-mail is not legally effective, so we ask you to send the cancellation by post.
  • You can be represented by an authorized person. The original identity cards of the person to be de-registered and the authorized person must be presented.

De-registration of an external secondary / second home:
  • If Hamburg is to become, or already is, the main or sole domicile, the second home away from home must be canceled in writing or in person at a Hamburg resident customer center.
De-registration of a secondary / second home in Hamburg:
  • If a Hamburg secondary residence is to be deregistered, this must be done with the municipality of the main residence. The Hamburg resident customer centers accept the cancellations, but can only forward them.
  • Former residents can be personally deregistered by the housing provider in any Hamburg resident customer center. The respective resident customer center can provide further information by telephone.
Federal Registration Act (BMG)
  • Sections 17 (2), 21 (4), 24 (1) BMG
  • Number 17.2 and 21.4 General administrative regulation for the implementation of the Federal Registration Act (BMG)

Related Links

  • Form: De-registration at the registration office - barrier-free, PDF, 1 MB, 1 page
  • Customer centers Hamburg - overview
  • Residence, deregistration
To unsubscribe, go to a Hamburg customer center in person (or the authorized representative).
Upon presentation of the ID/passport, the deregistration will be carried out within a few minutes.

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