Registration of residence

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Registration of residence

If you move into a place of residence in Frankfurt am Main, you must always register in person after moving in.

 

See below for detailed information.

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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

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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

 

If you move into a place of residence in Frankfurt am Main, you must always register in person after moving in. Alternatively, you can be represented by a person of your choice. In this case you need a written power of attorney authorising the registration in addition to the documents listed below. As an exception to this rule, you can give the authorised representative a Registration form (pdf , 638KB)Download Link (German only) which you have filled in and signed beforehand.

 

We explicitly indicate that, under certain circumstances, a visit in person to the Citizens’ Office may still be necessary.

 

If you are moving to Germany from abroad, please note that in addition to stating your country of residence, you must also state your last domestic address if you already had a registered address in Germany in the past.

 

Information:

Required documents

 

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 requested retroactively.

 

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

Registration procedures are free of charge.

Deadlines

You must register within two weeks of moving in.

What else should I know

Information on the General Data Protection Regulation can be found in the information sheet on the General Data Protection Regulation (pdf , 37KB)Download Link (German only).