Once you have moved into your accommodation in Germany, and you are planing to stay more than 3 months in Germany, you must comply with the Registration Act and register with the Citizens' Office (Bürgeramt) of the city of your residence within two weeks. International academics, scientists and researchers are also required to register. The registration and is free-of-charge. You will require the following papers and documents to be able to register:
With the city of Frankfurt you have to book an appointment online before visiting the Bürgeramt (link available in German only). On Mondays and Wednesdays you can go without appointment.
the Bürgeramt you will receive a registration
certificate, which you will need, among other, when applying for a residence
permit or opening a bank account. Please make sure, that your name
is well visible on the mailbox of your place, because subsequently a letter
containing your German tax number will be sent to you by mail.
Please note: if you move to another accommodation during your stay, you have to re-register with the local Bürgeramt responsible for your new place of residence, i.e. you have to register your new address. When leaving Germany, you have to de-register at the Bürgeramt.
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