When you move in Germany, you must register your new address. This is called the Anmeldung. This page explains how the Anmeldung is affected by COVID-19.

Related guide: How to do your Anmeldung in Berlin

Can I do my Anmeldung at the Bürgeramt?

Yes. The Bürgeramt offers Anmeldung appointments. You can get an appointment on Berlin.de. There are only a few appointments available. You will need to check the website often.

    Related guide: How to get a Bürgeramt appointment

    Can I do my Anmeldung per post or per email?

    No. You must do the Anmeldung in person. You can't register by post or email anymore.

    Will I get fined if I don't register within 2 weeks?

    No. You will not get a fine. The fines are suspended because of the Coronavirus. Even before the Coronavirus, people rarely got fined for registering too late.

    What do I do if I can't register my address?

    You can open a bank account without your Anmeldung.

    You do not need a tax ID to start working, but your employer will take more income tax from your paycheque. You will get that money back when you file a tax declaration.

    Do I need a negative test to go to the Bürgeramt?

    No. I went on April 16. They did not require a negative test.