Resident Registration | Registration Office

Photograph of the registration office Potsdam
Photo: International Office

Everyone living in Germany is required to register their address within two weeks after moving in if you will stay in Germany for more than three months. This does not apply if you are only staying temporarily with friends or “living” in a hostel.

You will register your residence in the registration office of your current/new place of residence respectively.

Photograph of the registration office Potsdam
Photo: International Office

For your registration you will need:

  • your passport,
  • the rental agreement for your new apartment and
  • a confirmation of your landlord or landlady Wohnungsgeberbestätigung

Confirmation of Registration (Meldebescheinigung)

You will receive a confirmation of registration from the citizen service center which you need for your residence permit or to open a German bank account.