Registering Your Address
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Within a week of arriving in Munich, you’ll be required to register your place of residence. This is called Anmeldung and it applies to everyone who lives in Germany, citizens and international residents alike.
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) at Ruppertstr. 19. You can take U-Bahn U3 or U6 or Bus 31 to Poccistraße. Their phone number is +49 89 233 96 00 0 and office hours are: Monday – Thursday: 8:00am – 12:00pm, Friday: 7:00am – 12:00pm; extended hours Tuesday: 2:00pm – 6:30pm
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 Einwohnermeldeamt, or, for Munich, for download
- Valid passport (non-EU citizens) or ID card (EU/EEA citizens)
- Visa (if required for entry into Germany)
- Rental agreement/lease (Mietvertrag)
Important: 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 PDF Abmeldung form for Munich can be downloaded.