Registration Formalities

Everybody who lives in Germany – whether a foreign national or German citizen – must register with his or her local registry office (Bürgeramt) and provide an address (registration certificate) or at least have an appointment for registering (in theory within two weeks).

You can make an appointment online.
Scroll to “Zuständige Behörden” and click on: “Termin berlinweit suchen und buchen”
(Sometimes there are no appointments available on the website. Then please visit the website of the Bürgeramt again until you find a slot. )


Required Documents

Please bring the following documents when you register at the administrative office (Bürgeramt):



Disclaimer: Please note that due to changing regulations we can take no responsibility that this information is accurate and up to date. Please let us know how we can improve our indications.


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