Deregistering your place of residence due to emigration Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Wenn sie auswandern wollen, müssen Sie Ihren Wohnsitz in Deutschland abmelden.

If you move out of your sole apartment and do not move into another apartment in Germany, you will need to deregister, which is regularly the case if you move abroad.

If you are moving within Germany, you do not have to unsubscribe. It is enough to register with your new municipality.

Confirmation of the landlord


In the case of persons under the age of 16, care must be taken to ensure that they are deregistered by the persons from whose home they are moving.

Related Links

  • § 17 paragraph 2 Federal Registration Act (BMG)
  • § 24 paragraph 1 Federal Registration Act (BMG)
  • No. 17.2 General Administrative Regulation for the Implementation of the Federal Registration Act (BMGVwV)

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