5.1.1 Registering at the Local Registration Office | Bürgeramt

On arrival in Berlin, international students are required to register at a Local Registration Office, preferably at one not far from their new home, within 14 days after moving into an apartment or hall of residence. In addition to the registration form (Anmeldeformular), you must also present a confirmation of arrival (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung) signed by your landlord. It is necessary to book an appointment online. A list of Registration Offices including their addresses and opening times can be found online.

Community helpline:
Phone: (+49 30) 115 (switchboard)
Mo - Fr    07.00 - 18.00

Please do not forget to deregister after your stay in Germany using this document for deregistration (Abmeldung).

Swiss citizens enjoy the right of free movement, but need to apply for a residence permit – Switzerland (Aufenthaltserlaubnis-Schweiz) from the Foreigners’ Registration Office (Ausländerbehörde). Prerequisites are sufficient financial resources and appropriate health insurance. The formalities can also be taken care of by the Visa Service (► 5.1.3). A valid passport or identity card is necessary for the application.