Apartment: Deregistration

If you move out of an apartment and do not move into another apartment in The country, you must deregister.

The most important cases are moving abroad or deregistering a secondary residence.

If you are moving within Germany, you do not have to unsubscribe. It is enough if you 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.


Dr. Laier, RL VII2 BMI

Related Links

  • § 17 paragraph 2 Federal Registration Act (BMG)
  • § 21 paragraph 4 of the Federal Registration Act (BMG)
  • § 24 paragraph 1 Federal Registration Act (BMG)
  • No. 17.2 and 21.4 General Administrative Regulation for the Implementation of the Federal Registration Act (BMGVwV)

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Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), Unit VII2

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