Bureaucracy

How to get a Bürgeramt appointment in Berlin How to get a Bürgeramt appointment

Make the Anmeldung a breeze by getting a Bürgeramt appointment quickly and easily.

How to get an Ausländerbehörde appointment

Here's what to do if you can't get an Ausländerbehörde appointment. Where to go, when to go, how long you must wait and more.

How to find your German tax ID, tax number or VAT number Your tax ID, tax number and VAT number

A brief guide to obtaining or finding your tax identification number in Germany

How to find your Sozialversicherungsnummer Your Sozialversicherungsnummer

Here is how you obtain your Sozialversicherungsnummer, Versicherungsnummer, Rentenversicherungsnummer or RNVR, the number you must give your employer to get paid.

How to get a Meldebescheinigung or Anmeldebestätigung How to get a Meldebescheinigung

This is how you get an Anmeldebestätigung or a Meldebescheinigung. You need it to open a bank account, apply for a residence permit or get a cellphone contract in Germany.

Where to get passport photos in Berlin Where to get passport photos

Getting biometric pictures taken for passports, visas and drivers' licences is quite simple in Berlin. Here's how it's done.