Register your residence in Hamburg
Welcome to Hamburg! Your next step is to register your residence at the Bürgeramt. We help you!
German bureaucracy is not easy. We are here to help you!
You made it and got an apartment in Hamburg? Congratulations. Don’t forget to get a confirmation from your landlord that you have moved in. You will need this later.
You moved in. You must register your residence at a Hamburg Citizens’ Office within 14 days of your suit.
You will need some forms for your appointment – among other things the registration form for you (and your family). You have problems filling out the german form? We are happy to help you!
You have all the papers together? Wonderful, now you need an appointment with a city hall. A residence registration is only possible with an appointment.
Be sure to be on time and have your appointment number ready. This will be displayed as soon as it is your turn. The room number or the responsible workplace is displayed. Now submit all documents there.
After checking the documents and entering them into the computer system, you will receive a certificate of residence registration. You’ve done it!
We strongly recommend that you make an appointment at the Bürgeramt before your visit. If there is no free appointment on that day (which is the rule), you will be sent home. Registration is mandatory within 14 days after moving in.