Information block, transmission block; application for registration
You can have your data blocked in the population register by the registration office (information block). In certain cases, you can object to the disclosure of your registration data (transmission block).
If you can credibly demonstrate to your registration authority that the disclosure of your registration data could pose a risk to you or another person, e.g. your relatives (e.g. risk to life, health, personal freedom or similar interests worthy of protection), your registration data will be blocked accordingly (information block).
Before the information block is set up, your details will be checked by the registration office. If this check shows that the relevant requirements have been met, an information block is noted in the civil register. This applies to all types of civil register information provided to private individuals and non-public bodies. Belonging to a certain occupational group alone is not sufficient for the entry of an information block.
Blocks on information always apply for the protective purpose that was decisive for the entry. If, after hearing the person concerned, the registration authority is of the opinion that the information does not affect the protective purpose of the information block and if other interests of the person concerned which are worthy of protection are also safeguarded, the information may be provided.
The information block is valid for a limited period of two years and can be extended upon request.
Similar interests worthy of protection are in particular the protection of the person concerned or another person against threats, insults and unauthorised stalking. In determining whether the above-mentioned facts exist, it must also be taken into account whether the person concerned or another person belongs to a group of persons who are generally exposed to increased hostility or other attacks on account of their professional or honorary activities.
Blocks on transmission
In addition, you also have the option of objecting to the forwarding of your registration data (blocking of forwarding). It is not necessary to give reasons for this.
- Block on disclosure to religious societies under public law (Section 42 (3) sentence 2 BMG)
The Federal Registration Act stipulates that, in addition to the data of their members, churches may also be provided with some basic data on family members of members who do not belong to the same or any religious society under public law. The family member concerned - not the church member himself - may request that a transfer block be set up. This transmission block does not apply insofar as data is transmitted for the purposes of the tax collection law of the respective religious societies under public law.
- Information to parties, groups of voters and other sponsors of election proposals (Section 50 (1) and (5) of the Federal Data Protection Act)
In connection with general elections and votes, parties, groups of voters and other sponsors of election proposals may be provided with information on the names, addresses and degrees of doctorate of groups of persons entitled to vote whose composition is determined by the age of the persons concerned in the six months preceding the casting of the vote. The birthdays of the persons entitled to vote may not be disclosed. The recipient must delete the data at the latest one month after the election or vote. This information may only be provided if you have not objected.
- Information on age and marriage anniversaries (Section 50 (2) and (5) BMG)
Mandate holders, parties, electoral groups, members of parliamentary representative bodies and candidates for these bodies as well as the press and radio may be provided with information from the civil register on age and marriage anniversaries of residents. The information may only include the data required for this purpose (surnames, first names, doctoral degree, address) as well as the date and type of the anniversary. This information may only be provided if you have not objected.
- Information to address book publishers (Section 50 (3) and (5) BMG)
The Federal Registration Act allows information to be provided to address book publishers on the first names and surnames, degree of doctorate and addresses of residents who have reached the age of 18. The data provided may only be used for the publication of address books (address directories in book form). You can object to this provision of information.
- Data transmission to the Federal Office for Military Personnel Management (Section 36 (2) BMG in conjunction with Section 58 c (1) of the German Soldiers' Act)
In order to enable the Federal Office for Military Personnel Management to provide information on voluntary military service, the registration authorities transmit details of persons with German citizenship who will come of age in the following year (surname, first name and current address) on 31 March of each year. If you do not wish to receive any information from the Federal Office of Armed Forces Personnel Management, you can object to the transfer of data.
The respective transfer block will be entered accordingly by your registration office. The transfer block will only be entered at the municipality where you have objected to the transfer of data. If you have several flats and want to exclude data transmission for all flats, you must object to data transmission at all municipalities in which you have a residence.
Blocks on the transmission of data are valid for an unlimited period of time.
You must provide the registration office with credible reasons for blocking information. This can be based on facts that make it credible that you or other persons are in danger. The block will only be entered once the municipality's verification of your information has confirmed the danger you have cited. If you have more than one home, the relevant registration authorities will be informed of the information block.
A simple application, which does not have to be substantiated, is sufficient for the registration of one or more information blocks.
in the case of information blocking: if applicable, documents that can support the information you have provided.
Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.
Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration
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