Re-registration of residence

Re-registration of residence

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Re-registration of residence

If you are moving within Frankfurt am Main, you are legally obliged to re-register your new residence after you move in.

 

See below for detailed information.

COMPETENT AUTHORITY

Citizens' Office

Please contact a Citizens' OfficeInternal Link ("Bürgeramt") in Frankfurt, regardless of where you live in Frankfurt am Main.


Click here to make an appointment online.Internal Link

 

Please note the current regulations concerning visits to the Citizens' Office due to the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.Internal Link

Service description

Current regulations regarding coronavirus

In order to prevent infection, you are requested  to come in for appointments alone if possible. The following special rules apply to registration:

  • Spouses, life partners, and persons with custody rights can usually register alone when moving into a shared residence by presenting all identification documents, civil status certificates and the confirmation from the landlord.Internal Link
  • A person with power of attorney (who is authorised to register) or a signed registration form completed by you can enable your registration upon presentation of your identification documents, civil status documents and the confirmation from the landlord.Internal Link
  • Bring your vehicle registration document with you. If the requirements are met, we can change the address.

 

If you are moving within Frankfurt am Main, you must register for your new residence after you move in.

 

Procedure

If you move within Frankfurt am Main, you will usually have to register in person at a Citizens’ Office after you move in. You can also be represented by one person. This person needs either:

However, we would like to point out that a visit in person may be necessary under certain circumstances.

Required documents

  • Identification documents of all persons (for children with German nationality only if available, otherwise a birth certificate)
  • Passport (if available, the new place of residence is entered here in the case of German documents)
  • Original Confirmation from the landlord (pdf , 23KB)Download Link(a rental agreement is not sufficient)
  • A completed Registration form (pdf , 638KB)Download Link is only necessary if you are represented by an authorised representative. If you register in person, the registration form will be filled in by our staff.

 

In individual cases, it may be necessary to submit further documents:

  • Marriage or civil partnership certificate
  • Divorce or annulment decree
  • Death certificate of the former spouse or partner
  • With children: Birth certificate, proof of custody
  • For persons in care: Supervisor's identity card

 

All documents must be submitted in their original form. In individual cases, further documents may be subsequently requested.

In the case of foreign documents, a translation by an interpreter or translator who is authorised to work with German courts and the authorities is generally required.

Fees

  • There are no fees for a re-registration.
  • The fee for changing a registration certificate part I (vehicle registration document) is € 10.80.

Deadlines

You must register within two weeks of moving in.

What else should I know?

  • Children and young people up to the age of 16 must be re-registered by the person in whose home the child or young person is moving. For further information on this, please see Registering, re-registering or deregistering minors up to the age of 16Internal Link.

  • When moving within Frankfurt, you can save yourself the trip to the vehicle registration office if you present the registration certificate part I (vehicle registration document) when you re-register. If a change with sticker has already been made in this certificate, further changes of address can only be made at the Motor Vehicle Registration Authority ("Zulassungsbehörde"). However, this procedure only applies to private individuals. Company vehicles can only be re-registered by contacting the Motor Vehicle Registration Authority.