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Register your main residence
If you have several apartments in Germany, one of these apartments is your main residence. main residence is: if you are married or living in a civil partnership: the home mostly used by the family or the civil partnership. This also...
If you have several apartments in Germany, one of these apartments is your main residence.
main residence is:
- if you are married or living in a civil partnership: the home mostly used by the family or the civil partnership. This also applies if you are only temporarily separated from your family or partner.
- if you are married or in a civil partnership and permanently living separately: your main residence.
- if you are a minor: the home your parents or foster parents primarily use. If they live separately, the main residence is the residence in which you mainly live.
- Only when it is not possible to determine the dwelling that is primarily used without any doubt should the main focus be placed on the life relationships. Clues for this are, for example, the type of apartment, personal ties, social and local political activities as well as membership in clubs and other organizations.
When registering with the registration office, you must submit written confirmation from the landlord or a person commissioned by him (landlord confirmation). Your landlord or a person commissioned by him can also confirm your move-in directly to the registration office.
The confirmation from the landlord must contain the following data:
1 Name and address of the landlord and if he is not the owner, also the name of the owner,
2 move-in date,
3 address of the apartment as well
4 Names of persons subject to registration under Article 17 Paragraph 1 of the Federal Registration Act (BMG).
If you are under the age of 16, registration is the responsibility of the person whose apartment you are moving into. If you are of legal age and a caregiver has been appointed for you who can determine where you are staying, he or she is responsible for registering.
A registration or re-registration of minors from a common parental home requires the consent of both legal guardians.
A dog must be re-registered with the Consumer Protection Office or via the online service.