Free Advice about Berlin

Advice about Berlin

The former resources for a Berlin based Facebook group

A Facebook group I used to be an administrator for was run with a simple democratic approach. A rogue admin tricked us into allowing another admin to join our group, and just after we realised what had occurred, myself and the other elected admin were unexpectedly removed without any consultation with the rest of the administration/moderation team. All group moderators chose to leave within hours of this occurring.

This website is a collection of the resources we had created for the group. I am keeping them here in case they are useful to others. If the data becomes significantly out of date, then I will remove the website.

The original groups website content, used a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License and it's website design used GPL license version 2.0.

Note: You may have been redirected here from the original groups domain name. I do not control that domain. The owner of that domain is also no longer involved with the original Facebook group.

Bürgeramt Anmeldung

Last updated: 28th of March 2016

Visitors and residents of Germany are required by law to register their residency within 14 days of moving in (or within two months if you are only visiting). The registration process is called Anmeldung or Bürgeramt Anmeldung. You can not get a residence permit, enrol at university, get a mobile phone contract, join a fitness club or do many other official things that require proof of residence (called AnmeldebestätigungorMeldebescheinigung in German).

When moving away from Germany, you also need to notify the Bürgeramt (called Abmelden). The Abmeldung process can be done in person or in writing.

Changes after 2015-11-01 (under development)

Significant changes were made in late 2015 which made it more difficult to obtain an Anmeldung.

New anmeldung procedure

TODO: Translate the required documents from the official web with short explanation on what they are.

Web References

The official site for anmeldung information. DE. Link:    

Download a sample form here (last updated 2016-07-21).

News on what the new rule will introduce. DE

you can also call 115 for appointment

you can also check the following blog


Advice for the ones who rent out rooms / flats to subrenters i.e.Hauptmieters : do not sign the new paper the subrenter needs in order to register without having received the permission of your landlord (i.e. Hausverwaltung, private owner e.t.c.) in written form first ! It is illegal for anyone to sign this paper for the subrenter who wants to register without having received the permission of the main landlord i.e. Hausverwaltung e.t.c. first. So if anyone does it illegal, the Bürgeramt can of course contact the landlord to enquire and the person who is renting out to a subrenter can get in real trouble and kicked out of the flat by their landlord.

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