4 Easy Steps to register in Germany (Wohnsitz anmelden)

Fill out Registration Form Germany for Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, and Munich

On this website you can fill out the German registration form in English. All you need to do is fill out the registration form and pay 19,90/24,90 Euro by Paypal or credit card. We will automatically transfer your data onto the original German registration form (Anmeldung).

Once you have paid, you can immediately download the PDF. We will also send you an email with the filled-out registration form and detailed instructions on what to do next. In addition, we will send you the landlord confirmation form (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung). You need both forms in order to register successfully. The registration form needs to be filled out by you. And the landlord confirmation form must be filled out by your German landlord. Without these two documents you cannot register in Germany!

What is ‘Anmeldung’?

‘Anmeldung’ means registration. Everyone who studies or works in Germany, or wants to reside in Germany for more than three months, must register at the local registration office. You must provide two documents, if you want to register in Germany: 1. the filled-out registration form (Anmeldeformular), 2. the landlord confirmation form (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung). You must fill out and sign the registration form. Your German landlord must fill out and sign the landlord confirmation. If you fill out the registration form on our website, we automatically send you the filled-out registration form AND the empty landlord confirmation – which you must give to your landlord to fill in. If your landlord cannot fill out the landlord confirmation form, you should discuss this directly with the German official at the registration office (Bürgeramt / Meldeamt).

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How to register in Germany

Once you have filled out the registration form (Anmeldeformular) and the landlord confirmation (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung), you must take these documents to a local registration office. In German you call this registration office ‘Bürgeramt’, ‘Meldeamt’ or ‘Einwohnermeldebehörde’.

When you go to a German registration office, you meet a German official. You show the official your registration form, the landlord confirmation, your rental contract and your passport – and your visa, if you have one. If everything is alright, you immediately receive a registration confirmation (Meldebescheinigung). Make sure to proofread the document, in case there are some spelling errors. This documents is very important. You should keep it in a safe place.

Which documents to take to the Bürgeramt

You must bring a few documents to the registration office (Bürgeramt), if you want to register in Germany:
– your passport
– filled-out registration form (Anmeldeformular)
– filled-out landlord confirmation (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung)
– tenancy agreement / rental contract
– your visa / residence permit, only if you have one
– if you want to register together with your spouse or your child, it is advisable (not obligatory!) to bring your marriage certificate and children’s birth certificates

Can I register several people on one registration form?

Yes. You can register up to four people on one registration form (Anmeldeformular).

What happens at the registration office in Germany?

In bigger German cities like Berlin, Munich and Cologne, the registration offices are often crowded. Most cities require you to make an appointment beforehand. However, if you urgently need your registration confirmation (Meldebescheinigung), you can usually drop in and draw a waiting number. Make sure to arrive before opening time and bring a few hours time. Once it is your turn, you go and see an official in a one-on-one meeting. The official will check all your documents. If everything is fine, you immediately receive your German registration confirmation. Make sure to keep this document in a safe place.

Where do I register in Germany?

You must register at a local registration office (also called Bürgeramt, Meldebehörde or Einwohnermeldebehörde). If you need to register (anmelden) in Munich, Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Dortmund, Dresden, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg, Leipzig, Nuremberg or Stuttgart, simply download this FREE Guide – German Registration Offices. The guide provides you with links to the opening times, addresses and websites of the registration offices in these cities. Often, there are several registration offices in one cities. Which one to pick? Ideally, you pick the one that is closest to your home. But in most cities like Berlin, it does not matter which registration office you go to. Just pick the one, where you get an appointment the fastest!

How to register without speaking German?

No worries. You can still register, even if you do not speak any German. Just fill out the registration form in English – scroll below.

We have also created a FREE German language guide, which you can take to the registration office. It provides you with useful words and phrases for going to the registration office.

What is a ‘Meldebescheinigung’?

A German Meldebescheinigung means ‘registration confirmation’. It is a document that confirms that you are registered as a resident in Germany. You get this once you have successfully registered in Germany. You need this document to open a bank account, to sign any kind of legal contract, become a gym member etc. This document is extremely important, do not lose it. If you lose your Meldebescheinigung, you must contact your local registration office to get a new one.

What is ‘Ummeldung’?

If you move within Germany, then you must register again. The process of registering again is called ‘Ummeldung’ in German. So if, for example, you move from Berlin to Munich, or move within the same city, then you must register again. You simply need to repeat the process of registering (Anmeldung).

4 Easy Steps to register in Germany

  1. Fill out the registration form online. Pay 19,90/24,90 Euro by credit card or PayPal.
  2. Immediately receive an email with the filled-out registration form and empty landlord confirmation form (for your landlord to fill out).
  3. Book an appointment
  4. You take both forms to the registration office and register. Done.