Registering your address

Within a week of arriving in Munich, you’ll be required to register your place of residence. This is called an "Anmeldung" and it applies to everyone who lives in Germany, citizens and international residents alike.

Kreisverwaltungsreferat (Department of Public Order)

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Completing this step allows you to get a residence permit, complete your registration at LMU, and begin other official processes (such as opening a bank account or getting a cellphone) that require proof of residence.

For Munich addresses, you register at the Einwohnermeldeamt (Resident Registration Office) at the Kreisverwaltungsreferat, KVR (Department of Public Order):

Kreisverwaltungsreferat
Ruppertstraße 19
+49 89 2339-6000

How to get there

  • Subway line (U-Bahn) U3 or U6, Poccistraße station
  • Bus line 31, Poccistraße stop

Office hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Extended hours Tuesday: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

If you’ll be living outside of Munich, you can go to your local community administration office or just ask a local where you can register. Germans are friendly, and everyone knows where the registration office is!

What you’ll need

  • A registration form (Meldeschein) is available at the Einwohnermeldeamt, or, for Munich,a registration form can be downloaded.
  • Valid passport (non-EU citizens) or ID card (EU/EEA citizens)
  • Visa (if required for entry into Germany)
  • Rental agreement/lease (Mietvertrag)

If you change your address or name while you’re here, you also need to re-register.
When saying goodbye to return home, please notify the Einwohnermeldeamt — this is called abmelden. The Abmeldung can be done in person or in writing, and a de-registration form can be downloaded.