You have to fill in and sign the official registration form for registration. The registration form is available at the municipal offices. In some municipalities, the registration form is also available as a download.
If the municipality has an automated register of residents, then you don’t have to fill in the registration form if you go in person to the registration authorities and confirm the accuracy of your data by signing a printout.
If the registration authorities have internet access, you can also transfer the required data by using a qualified electronic signature.
Tip: Members of the family, who have lived in the same flat and are also moving with you, can all use one registration form.
The competent body can request that you submit further documents, which serve as proof of the details. These can include:
- Personal identity document or passport
- Marriage or civil partnership certificate, divorce judgement.
- the identity cards of members of the family, if all are registered on one registration form
- children’s passport or birth certificate (for those children who do not own a passport)
Tip: It is best to get your identity card updated when you reregister at the municipal offices.
The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Innenministerium released it on 10.11.2015. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts.
In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.