Registration, re-registration and deregistration of minors under the age of 16

Registration, re-registration and deregistration of minors under the age of 16

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Registration, re-registration and deregistration of minors under the age of 16

The person whose home the child or young person is moving into is responsible for registering, re-registering or deregistering minors up to the age of 16. 

 

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

All topics at a glance

Service description

Responsible for registering, re-registering or deregistering minors up to the age of 16 is the person whose home the child or young person is moving into. If you are moving with your child, you are responsible for this obligation. If, on the other hand, a child moves into an institution (e.g. a children's home) on their own, then as housing provider, the institution is responsible.

 

If the whole family moves in together, it is enough for one family member to go to the Citizens' Office – upon presentation of the identification documents and civil status certificates from all family members and the confirmation from the landlordInternal Link.

 

If you move out of your previously shared residence after separating from the other parent with custody of your child, or if your child moves from one parent to the other, you will need the Consent to move with child (pdf , 30KB)Download Link (German only) to change your primary residence. Alternatively, you can present a written agreement stating your child's primary place of residence or a family court decision on the sole right of residence.

Required documents

  • Identification documents of all persons

    German citizens
    • Identification card, passport or child passport
    • The birth certificate if no identification document is yet available.
    • The new place of residence is entered in the passport and the child passport. The address is changed on the identity card.
    EU citizens (incl. Switzerland and Lichtenstein)
    • Identification card or passport and –if available – eID cardInternal Link. The address is changed on the chip of the eID card.
    Non-citizens of the EU
    • Passport or passport replacement papers and – if available – electronic residence title (eAT). The address is changed on the eAT.

Fees

Registration procedures are free of charge.

Deadlines

Registration procedures must be completed within two weeks of moving/leaving the place of residence.

What else should I know?

Registration or re-registration is always made at the place of residence of the new home (regardless of whether it concerns primary or secondary residence). The possible deregistration of a place of residence is always done at the Citizens' Office of the primary residence, regardless of the status of the residence (see also Deregistration of residenceInternal Link).

 

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).