Registration formalities when moving to Bayreuth

Registration

Everyone who lives in Germany must be registered. This is to be done in person at the registry office of your municipality within two weeks of moving at the latest. Registration is free of charge.

The following documents need to be shown at registration

Identity card

Your ID card and/or passport as well as any foreign passports, as the case may be.

Child ID card

A children’s ID card / passport or birth certificate of your children.

Confirmation from your home owner

Note
The submission of the tenancy agreement is not sufficient, as it does not contain information about the exact date of moving in and about all persons moving into the flat.

It is necessary to re-register even when subsequently moving to another flat.

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Registering, De-registering and Re-registering

The flyer „Registering, De-registering and Re-registering – Information on your Obligation to Register“ of the Registry and Electoral Office of the City of Bayreuth contains all of the most important Information in concise form.

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Registry and Electoral Office of the City of Bayreuth

When registering at the City of Bayreuth, please make an appointment up to 4 weeks in advance online or by phone. This will save you waiting time and you will be served at the agreed time.

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Terminplaner mit Kugelschreiber

Appointments in the district of Bayreuth

If you happen to live within the Administrative District of Bayreuth, you will find the registry office in the town hall of your respective place of residence

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Residence

If you wish to relocate your main place of residence to the Region of Bayreuth, and are not a citizen of a member state of the European Union (EU), of the European Economic Area (EWR) or of Switzerland, the regulations of the laws of residency are of especial importance.

In this case you will require a title of residency for your entry and stay. There are different titles of residency:
The permit of residence, the EU Blue Card, the ICT Card, the Mobile ICT Card, the permit for permanent residence – EU, the permit of settlement and the Visa.

The permit of residence, the EU Blue Card, the ICT Card, the Mobile ICT Card and the visa are each issued for a limited period. The permit of settlement and the Permit for Permanent Residence – EU are issued for an unlimited period of time.

The main difference between the settlement permit and the permit for permanent residence – EU is that the permit for permanent residence – EU includes a right to move on to another EU member state. A residence title entitles the holder to pursue gainful employment, provided this is stipulated in the Residence Act or the residence title expressly permits this.

Visum, ICT & Blue Card
Residence permit
Permanent residence permit
Reisepass wird in Tasche gesteckt

Alien Authority

Further information pertaining to the respective purpose of residence is provided by the Alien Authority.

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Support & information

Additional support and information can be found at the following offices:

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Leaving Bayreuth – deregistration

Deregistration is not required if you move out of your home and move into a new, previously unregistered home in Germany. Through data exchange between the registration authorities, the deregistration is carried out directly by the office.

Deregistration

However, you are required to deregister if you move abroad or move into an existing flat (from your main residence to a secondary residence or vice versa) and if you move out of your previous flat without moving into a new flat. Deregistration of a main or secondary residence can only be done at the registration office responsible for the main residence.

Deregistration period

The deadline of two weeks also applies to deregistration, within which you must personally notify the registration office of your departure from Bayreuth using the prescribed form (Meldeschein). You can submit a registration form for deregistration at the earliest one week before moving out.

Please note
Deregistration of a main or secondary residence can only be done at the registration office responsible for the main residence.

Lachende Personen

No goodbye is forever

Stay in touch via our newsletters from ``Bayreuth - Stage for Careers``. If you are planning to return to Bavaria, you will find support at the Welcome Service Bayreuth. The Bavaria-wide portal Return to Bavaria also offers you help.

We look forward to seeing you again.

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