Residence; notification of change of main residence

If you have and live in several apartments in Germany, one apartment is your main apartment, all other apartments are secondary apartments. You must inform the registration office which apartments you have and which of them is your main or secondary residence.



You have at least two residences in the federal territory.

Decisive criteria for the determination of a main or secondary residence can be, in addition to the time of use: Age, marital status, job, family ties, the focus of living relationships.

The final decision will be made by the registration office, which will verify the information you have provided, if necessary.

Required documents

  • if applicable, employer's confirmation of working hours (stay at the place)

  • If applicable, driver's logbook

  • if applicable, further (personal) documents that allow an assessment of which dwelling is predominantly used


  • none


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