Deregister residence

Service Description

Deregistration of your residence is only necessary if you do not move into another residence in Germany, i.e. if you deregister abroad or give up your secondary residence. The deregistration has to be done within two weeks after moving out at the registration office.

In the case of persons under 16 years of age, it is important to note that they must be deregistered by the persons from whose apartment they are moving out.

When deregistering, the person required to register can also send the registration form. It is sufficient to submit a power of attorney if it covers matters relating to registration or the right to determine the person's place of residence.

Spouses, life partners and family members with the same previous and future residences can use a deregistration form; it is sufficient if one of the persons required to register signs the registration form.

An ex officio deregistration is possible and occurs when you have not fulfilled your obligation to deregister.

If you have only one dwelling, which you give up, and move to another dwelling in Germany, it is sufficient to register at the new place of residence.

If you do not deregister within two weeks, you are acting irregularly. In this case, you can be fined up to €1,000.

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

Please note: Due to the current situation, this request can only be made in writing. A personal visit is not possible.
We ask for your understanding.

  • Deregistration to a foreign country is mandatory and must be done in person at the Bürgeramt. It can also be done in writing using the form linked below, starting one week in advance.
  • Deregistration of a secondary residence must be done in person at the Citizen's Office. It can also be done in writing using the form linked below, starting one week in advance.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Meldeaufgaben

Visiting address
Bürgermeister-Wagner-Straße 1
99084 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-7844
0361 655-6502
Transport connection
52, 61, 155, 234/235


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