Abmeldung: deregistration of your address in Berlin

What should I know when deregistering my address in Berlin?

  • Unfortunately, there is no actual digital deregistration process provided by the administration in Berlin. To complete your deregistration you can either go in person, send the required documents via mail (post) or use our english& digital service
  • Further, you have to follow certain steps and need to understand what registration offices in Berlin ask for in order to process your deregistration request
  • You have to adhere certain deadlines of the German law
  • The deregistration form is only available in German
  • And last but not least, you need a German address in order to receive the deregistration confirmation by mail

How can I deregister while I am still in Berlin?

deregister in person

In person: You can easily deregister your residency in Berlin by going to a local registration office (Bürgeramt) and inform them that you are moving abroad. Below this article you will find a list of the respective registration offices in Berlin where you can currently book appointments. To book an appointment, check out their official appointment booking website here.

The documents you need for this process are…

  • your current passport
  • the respective completed and signed deregistration form for you + all family members who are to be deregistered (find below this article under documents)

In case you are moving abroad, you will probably be asked about your follow-up address abroad. However, the most important information the registration office asks for is the country that you are moving to.

Once a local registration office in Berlin accepts all required documents, you will receive a deregistration confirmation right away.

deregister via mail (post) or email

Via mail (post) or email: You can also complete the process by sending the required documents by mail or email (currently only possible at Bürgeramt Steglitz) to one of the registration offices in Berlin – find a list of them below this article.

The documents you need for this process are…

  • a copy of your passport 
  • passport copies of all family members who are to be deregistered from that address 
  • the completed deregistration form for you + all family members who are to be deregistered (find below this article under documents)
  • cover letter If you would like somebody else to receive your confirmation, stating that you would like person X to receive your confirmation (without a cover letter, the deregistration confirmation will be sent to the address you are deregistering per default)

Please note: You will not receive a scan of your deregistration confirmation via email as this is not possible due to data security.

Once a local registration office in Berlin receives all required documents, the registration office will process your deregistration. This usually takes 2-3 weeks. However, currently due to COVID-19 delays are possible (up to 8 weeks). If you have not heard from them after 4 weeks, we suggest calling them directly. If no documents are missing the registration office will send the deregistration confirmation to the address you are deregistering per default. Hence it makes sense to indicate a friends’ address where you would like to receive it.

Or you use our service and our German adress

At which registration office (Bürgeramt) can I request my deregistration in Berlin?

registration offices in Berlin

You can request your deregistration at the registration office of the city or municipality where you are registered as a primary residence. The easiest way to find your respective registration office is by looking at your registration confirmation.

If you are registered in Berlin with your main residence, you can officially deregister at the registration office of your choice in all Berlin, regardless of your district of residence. However, inofficially Berlin registration offices prefer you to go to your local registration office in the district of your residential address. Here, you can also deregister your secondary residence, if it is located outside of Berlin.

How does COVID-19 affect the deregistration process in Berlin?

Due to COVID-19 some local registration offices prefer deregistration requests via mail (post). However, if you wish to get your deregistration done in person, you are required to book an appointment in advance. You can make an appointment online – here.

What else should I know about deregistering an address in Germany?

You can find more general information about how to deregister your German residency here.

Main addresses for registration office/ Bürgeramt locations in Berlin:

Bezirksamt Charlottenburg/Wilmersdorf
Bürgeramt Halemweg (Außenstelle)
Halemweg 18 13627 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 9029-25222
Fax: (030) 9029-2522

Fax: 0221 / 221-96343

Bezirksamt Friedrichshain – Kreuzberg
Bürgeramt 1 (Kreuzberg),
Yorckstraße 4-11 10965 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 115
Fax: (030) 90298 – 3165

Bezirksamt Lichtenberg
Bürgeramt 1 (Neu- Hohenschönhausen) Egon-Erwin-Kisch-Straße
Egon-Erwin-Kisch-Straße 106 13059 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 115
Fax: (030) 90296-777819

Bezirksamt Marzahn – Hellersdorf
Bürgeramt Biesdorf – Center
Elsterwerdaer Platz 3 12683 Berlin
12591 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 115
Fax: (030) 90293-5515

Bezirksamt Mitte
Bürgeramt Rathaus Mitte
Karl-Marx-Allee 31 10178 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 115
Fax: (030)9018 23060

Bezirksamt Reinickendorf
Bürgeramt Rathaus Reinickendorf
Eichborndamm 215 13437 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 115
Fax: (030) 90294-2994

Bezirksamt Pankow
Bürgeramt Pankow
Breite Str. 24A – 26 13187 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 115
Fax: (030) 90295-2576

Bezirksamt Spandau
Bürgeramt Spandau – Bürgeramt Rathaus Spandau
Carl-Schurz-Str. 2/6 13597 Berlin
Tel.: 115
Fax: (030) 90279-2828

Bezirksamt Steglitz – Zehlendorf
Bürgeramt Steglitz
Schloßstraße 37 12163 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 115
Fax: (030) 90299-3370

Bezirksamt Tempelhof – Schöneberg
Bürgeramt Schöneberg
John-F.-Kennedy-Platz – 10825 Berlin
Tel.: 115
Fax: (030) 90277-7021

Bezirksamt Treptow – Könighof
Bürgeramt I in Köpenick
Alt-Köpenick 21 12555 Berlin
Tel.: 115
Fax: (030) 90297-2845