folrmularePut your name here, your address there, then sign on the dotted line... If you want to be able to watch TV in your new home, make phone calls, turn on the heating or the lights, you have to fill in lots of forms. The trip to the „Einwohnermeldeamt” (Resident Registration Office) should be one of the first things you do. Hamburg law says you must notify the authorities within a week of moving to a new district. If you wait longer, you may have to pay a fine. Anyway you won´t feel like a real Hamburg citizen until it says so in your resident´s permit, will you? For foreigners, there is an additional step to this visit to the authorities after registering: they must apply for an Aufenthaltserlaubnis (residence permit) at their district´s Ausländerdienststelle (bureau for foreigners; www.hamburg.de/zuwanderung).

 

The registration procedure itself does not take long in Hamburg. You merely have to go to any one of the 20 Kundenzentren (customer centers) that can be found all over the city. Bring the documents of all family members moving (identity card, children´s ID, birth certificate if necessary, marriage certificate, divorce papers), as well as the filled-in and signed Anmeldeschein (registration form; download: www.hamburg.de/behoerdenfinder). However, you must go to the registration office in person or send an authorized person aged 18 or over with your documents. The registration fee is € 6. The German internal revenue service charges you with a special second home tax for second homes in Hamburg. You no longer need to deregister if you are moving within Germany – the registration office of your new city will do that. A verification by the landlord is no longer required. Instead, it is sufficient if you know the name and address of the landlord or, in cases of subletting, of the principal renter.


Registration offices


Bezirk Altona

Bezirksamt Altona
›› Ottensen, Platz der Republik 1, Tel. 42 82 80
www.hamburg.de/altona

Kundenzentrum Altona
›› Ottenser Marktplatz 10, Tel. 428 11-36 36

Kundenzentrum Blankenese
›› Blankenese, Sülldorfer Kirchenweg 2a, Tel. 428 11-56 56

Bezirk Bergedorf

Bezirksamt Bergedorf
›› Bergedorf, Wentorfer Str. 38
www.hamburg.de/bergedorf

Bürgerzentrum Bergedorf
›› Bergedorf, Wentorfer Str. 15, Tel. 428 91-28 91

Bürgerzentrum Vier- und Marschlande
›› Allermöhe, Neuengammer Hausdeich 253
Tel. 428 91-23 13

Bürgerzentrum Neuallermöhe
›› Allermöhe, Fleetplatz 1, Tel. 428 91 50 99

Bezirk Eimsbüttel

Bezirksamt Eimsbüttel
›› Harvestehude, Grindelberg 66, Tel. 428 01-21 02
www.hamburg.de/eimsbüttel

Kundenzentrum Lokstedt
›› Niendorf, Garstedter Weg 11, Tel. 428 01-46 00

Kundenzentrum Stellingen
›› Stellingen, Basselweg 73, Tel. 428 01-52 29

Bezirk Hamburg-Mitte

Bezirksamt Hamburg-Mitte
›› Altstadt, Klosterwall 8, Tel. Block D, Tel. 428 82 80
www.hamburg.de/mitte

Kundenzentrum Hamburg-Mitte
›› Altstadt, Stein Str. 1, Tel. 428 54-72 67, -7268

Kundenzentrum St. Pauli
›› St. Pauli, Simon-von-Utrecht-Str. 4a, Tel. 428 54-79 66

Kundenzentrum Wilhelmsburg
›› Wilhelmsburg, Menge Str. 9, Tel. 428 71-63 24, -63 22

Bezirk Hamburg-Nord

Bezirksamt Hamburg-Nord
›› Eppendorf, Kümmell Str. 7, Tel. 428 04-0
www.hamburg.de/hamburg-nord

Kundenzentrum Hamburg-Nord
›› Hoheluft-Ost, Lenhartz Str. 28, Tel. 428 04-20 00

Kundenzentrum Barmbek-Uhlenhorst
›› Barmbek-Nord, Poppenhusen Str. 6, Tel. 428 04-52 52

Kundenzentrum Fuhlsbüttel
›› Fuhlsbüttel, Hummelsbütteler Land Str. 46
Tel. 428 04-42 22

Bezirk Harburg

Bezirksamt Harburg
›› Harburg, Harburger Rathausplatz 1, Tel. 42 82 80
www.hamburg.de/harburg

Kundenzentrum Harburg
›› Harburg, Harburger Rathauspassage 2, Tel. 428 71-34 60

Kundenzentrum Süderelbe
›› Neugraben-Fischbek, Neugrabener Markt 5
Tel. 428 71-53 00

Bezirk Wandsbek

Bezirksamt Wandsbek
›› Wandsbek, Schloß Str. 60, Tel. 42 82 80
www.hamburg.de/wandsbek

Kundenzentrum Alstertal
›› Poppenbüttel, Wentzelplatz 7, Tel. 428 81-53 53

Kundenzentrum Bramfeld
›› Bramfeld, Hertha Str. 20, Tel. 428 81-41 14, -41 18

Kundenzentrum Rahlstedt
›› Rahlstedt, Rahlstedter Str. 151-157, Tel. 428 81-38 62
-39 20

Kundenzentrum Walddörfer
›› Volksdorf, Farmsener Land Str. 202, Tel. 428 81-5646
-56 16

Vehicles


LBV Kfz-Zulassung Bergedorf
›› Bergedorf, Bergedorfer Str. 74

LBV Kfz-Zulassung Harburg
›› Neuland, Großmoordamm 61

LBV Kfz-Zulassung Mitte
›› Hammerbrook, Ausschläger Weg 100

LBV Kfz-Zulassung Nord
›› Langenhorn, Langenhorner Chaussee 491