Related forms and processes
- Moving or
- Housing dissolution
the municipal administration/city council (Gemeinde-/Stadtverwaltung) as the registration authority
You have to fill in and sign the official registration form for deregistration. The registration form is available at the municipal offices. In some municipalities, the registration form is also available as a download.
If the municipality has an automated register of residents, then you don’t have to fill in the registration form if you go in person to the registration authorities and confirm the accuracy of your data by signing a printout.
If the registration authorities have internet access, you can also transfer the required data to them by using a qualified electronic signature.
Tip: Members of the family, who have lived in the same flat and are also moving with you, can all use one registration form.
After having deregistered, you will receive a confirmation of deregistration for your files.
You have to deregister within a week.
If necessary, the registration authorities could ask you to present above all:
- the identity card or passport of the person required to register or members of the family
- children’s passport or birth certificate (for those children who do not own a passport)
After unsubscribing, you will receive a confirmation of your documents.
The German original version of this text was drafted in close cooperation with the relevant departments. The Innenministerium released it on 25.01.2021. Only the German text is legally binding. The Federal State does not assume any liability for the translated texts.
In cases of doubt or if you have any questions or problems, please contact the relevant authorities directly.