Hospital and similar institution; registration

If you are admitted to a hospital, nursing home or other institution that serves to care for people in need of care or disabled people or to provide home education, you do not have to register as long as you are registered for a home in Germany.


Anyone who is admitted to hospitals, nursing homes or other facilities that serve to care for persons in need of care or disabled persons or to provide home education does not need to register as long as they are registered for another home in Germany. Anyone who is not registered for a home in Germany must register within two weeks as soon as their stay exceeds three months.

In the case of persons who are unable to comply with their obligation to register in person (e.g. due to infirmity), the managers of the facilities must notify the registration authority responsible for the location of the facility of the admission within two weeks. The persons concerned must be informed of this.

For persons for whom a guardian has been appointed who can determine the place of residence, the duty of notification is incumbent on the guardian.

If, according to the determination of an authority, it is necessary in an individual case to avert a considerable and present danger, to prosecute criminal offences or to clarify the fate of missing persons and accident victims, hospitals, homes and similar institutions shall provide the competent authority with information from their records. The information shall include family names, first names, date and place of birth and, in the case of birth abroad, also the state, nationalities, addresses as well as the date of admission and date of discharge.


  • As long as you are registered for a domestic dwelling: None.
  • Otherwise: Two weeks after three months of residence in the institution (see description).


  • none

Status: 23.11.2021

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration

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