If you have moved to Germany, the first thing in your to do list should be address registration at Kreisverwaltungsreferat (KVR). You need to register your address within 15 days of arriving in Munich if you intend to stay in Munich for more than 3 months.
There are many horror stories about KVR registration especially about getting appointments. However, this is not true and if you have all documents the process hardly takes 10 mins.
KVR Registration Check List
- Wohnungsgeberbestichtung (Landlord confirmation)
- Appointment at Bürgerbüro, Kreisverwaltungsreferat
- Completed application form (Download)
In order to register your address first you need a place stay and a document called “Wohnungsgeberbestichtung” which is a confirmation from your landlord.
The office at which you need to register your address is called The Citizens Office in Munich or “Bürgerbüro”. It is part of the Department of Public Order (Kreisverwaltungsreferat or KVR). You need to take an online appointment before you can visit for address registration. You can book your appointment here: https://www.muenchen.de/rathaus/terminvereinbarung_bb.html
Tip: KVR has several office around Munich. Book appointment with the one nearest to your place. The appointments are hard to get but the slots opens multiple times a day. So keep checking. You may even get appointment for next day.
Once you have the appointment, download the application form and complete it. On the day of your appointment, take all documents along with your passport and visit Bürgerbüro of the KVR you booked the appointment. Wait in the waiting area until your token is displayed on the screen.
The whole process takes less than 10 mins if you have all the documents in order. At the end of the process, you will receive a confirmation of your address registered. Keep this safe as this is may be required by other institutions.
Tip: Make sure your name is on your mailbox to receive communication from KVR and other offices. If any letter gets undelivered, they may cancel your registration.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Do people at KVR speak English?
Yes, most of them speak good English.
- Is there any fee for address registration?
There is no fee for address registration.
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