Can you do your Anmeldung in Berlin during Coronavirus?

Can you do your Anmeldung in Berlin during Coronavirus?

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?

By post

Yes, it is possible. You can do your Anmeldung by mail until December 31, 20201. You must send colour copies of the required documents to the Bürgeramt in your area.

By email

Yes, it is possible. You can do your Anmeldung by email until December 31, 20201. You must send colour copies of the required documents by email to the Bürgeramt in your area.

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.