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Residence Registration as main residence

The new Federal Registration Act will enter into force on 1 November 2015.

Anyone who moves into an apartment must register with the competent authority within two weeks.

Comply with your reporting obligation to avoid unnecessary problems and trouble. In the case of violation of the reporting obligation, problems arise, for example, with vehicle registration, obtaining a driver's license or applying for a certificate of good conduct.

In addition, your identity card and, if applicable, your vehicle registration document must also be changed.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the Joint Community and the city to which you have moved.

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card and/or passport as proof of identity and to change housing details
  • Confirmation of landlord
  • The following data or documents are additionally required for:
    • Persons arriving from abroad:
      • the last residential address in Germany (confirmation of registration, day of moving in and out)
    • persons cared for:
      • written power of attorney or supervisor ID
    • Persons who  cannot appear themselves:
      • written power of attorney and identity documents of the person to be registered

What are the fees?

There are no fees. Late reports exceeding the reporting deadline of 2 weeks can be punished with a fine.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Registration must be made within 2 weeks of moving into the apartment.

Processing duration

Registrations are usually processed immediately. You will receive a free confirmation of your registration.


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competent Bodies

Samtgemeinde Lengerich
Address: Mittelstraße 15 , 49838 Lengerich
Telephone: 05904 9328-0
Fax: 05904 9328-90
Address: Mittelstraße 15 , 49838 Lengerich
Telephone: 05904 9328-0
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)