Registration and De-registration of residency
When moving to Munich to take up permanent residence (staying for at least two months), you must register your address within one week of your arrival. Registration is mandatory in Germany.
The Residence Registration Office in Munich is called "Bürgerbüro" and is part of the Department of Public Order (Kreisverwaltungsreferat). There are six office locations within the city of Munich. You may chose the office which has the most convenient location for you. A list with all locations is available under "Downloads".
To register you will need your passport or identification card.
You will receive a a written confirmation of registration. This proof of registration ist often required by other institutions or authorities.
Change of Address
Each subsequent change of address within Munich must also be registered with the Bürgerbüro. In these cases please use the "Registration Form" (as provided under "Downloads").
De-registration is required when you leave Munich to move to another country.
No de-registration is needed if you move to a different city within Germany. In this case your registration at your new place of residence will automatically initial your de-registration in Munich.
Primary or Secondary Residence
If you have more then one place of residence in Germany, you need to determine your primary and secondary place(s) of residence. Please use the form "Several places of residence" (as provided under "Downloads").
Restricting Information Disclosure
The information submitted in a registration form is generally shared with other public institutions. If you want to prevent this sharing of information, we recommend that you fill out the form "Restricting information disclosure" (as provided under "Downloads").
For further information regarding the following forms or if technical problems should occur, please contact the Munich Registration Office: E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Print the forms you need, add your signature and then send them to our offices or submit them personally during office hours.
Please note that we cannot accept any forms that are transmitted via e-mail, since your personal signature is required by law.