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Public Authorities Support

Residence Registration:

When and why do I have to go to the Residence Registration office?

You have moved to Berlin from abroad or from another community in Germany to Berlin or moved apartments within Berlin?

In all cases you have to register (by German Registration Law!) at the residence registration office (Buergeramt) within 14 days of your arrival.

You can hand in the residence registration form at one of more than 40 residence registration offices in Berlin.

As soon as you are registered you will receive a residence registration confirmation (Anmeldestätigung) which you will need for i.e. opening a bank account or for other purposes where you need to proof your residence in Berlin. So make sure to always keep a copy!

Which documents do I need for the residence registration?

·         Residence Registration form, filled out and signed (available online: https://service.berlin.de/dienstleistung/120686/)

·         The apartment donor confirmation, filled out and signed by the landlord (available online: https://service.berlin.de/dienstleistung/120686/)

·         Original Passport (if required with visa) or official ID card

·         A rental contract or tenancy agreement

How can the GUC support me in that process?

The GUC administration staff can help you with filling out the application form and affirm if all needed documents are complete.

Furthermore your application will be handed in at the residence registration office near the GUC Campus and you will be informed once your registration confirmation is ready to be picked up on Campus.

Bank account:

Why do I need a bank account?

A bank account is there to facilitate your financial affairs.

It is necessary for:

·         Receiving payments (i.e. support from your family, salary)

·         Doing transfers (i.e. payment of rent)

·         Having an easy overview of your financial situation

Which documents are needed to open up a bank account?

The following documents are necessary:

·         Original Passport (if required with visa) or official ID card

·         Residence registration confirmation (Anmeldebestätigung)

·         University enrollment confirmation (to be eligible for a student’s account)

How can the GUC support me in that process?

 

The GUC will support you in scheduling appointments at banks near the GUC Berlin Campus and affirm if all needed documents are complete. 

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