Registration of Residence ("Anmeldung")
You must register your place of residence at the Residents’ Office (“Bürgerservicecenter or Bürgeramt”) within 14 days upon your arrival. Where you should register and which documents you should bring with you, depend on your city of residence.
If your family comes with you to Germany, all members must be registered. Therefore, you need the same documents for each member of your family, together with birth certificates of any children and/or (for married couples) your marriage certificate (translated if necessary). After completing the application, you will receive a registration confirmation.
If you change your address during your time in Germany, you need to re-register within 14 days at the Residents’ Office with your new address (“Wohnsitz Ummeldung”).
If you plan on moving to another country, you need to go back to the Residents’ Registration Office (before leaving Germany) to officially end your registration (“Abmeldung”).