Abmeldung: deregistration of your address in Düsseldorf

What should I know when deregistering my address in Düsseldorf?

  • Unfortunately, there is no actual digital deregistration process provided by the administration in Düsseldorf
  • Further, you have to request your deregistration in person at one of your local registration offices in Düsseldorf either by yourself or by an authorized representative or by mail (post) or email
  • You have to follow certain steps and need to understand what registration offices in Düsselforf ask for in order to process your deregistration request
  • You have to adhere certain deadlines of the German law
  • And last but not least the deregistration form is only available in German

How can I deregister while I am still in Düsseldorf?

In person: You can easily deregister your residency in Düsseldorf 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 Düsseldorf 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 valid passport (including your visa or permit of residence if you are from a non-EU country)
  • passports of all persons moving away in case of a deregistration of additional family members

However, to save time at your appointment, you can already fill out the deregistration form (find the form below this article under documents or at your local registration office) in advance and bring it to your appointment but it is not mandatory. Fortunately, the respective employee at the registration office will fill it out on behalf of you as well.

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 Düsseldorf accepts all required documents, you will receive a deregistration confirmation right away and the deregistration process is completed.

Via an authorized representative: If you can not make it to the registration office yourself, you can authorize another person using a proxy form (find the form below this article under documents). This person also needs to book an appointment with one registration office in Düsseldorf.

The documents needed for this process are…

  • his/ her own passport
  • a copy of your valid passport (including your visa or permit of residence if you are from a non-EU country)
  • a copy of the passports of all persons moving away in case of a deregistration of additional family members
  • completed deregistration form with your signature (matching the signature of your passport)
  • signed proxy form

Once a local registration office in Düsseldorf accepts all required documents, the authorized person will receive a deregistration confirmation right away and the deregistration process is completed. Please ask this person to send you the confirmation.

Via mail (post) or email: You can also complete the process by sending the required documents by mail or email to one of the registration offices in Düsseldorf (find a list of them below this article).

The documents needed 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) with your signature – matching the signature of your passport
  • 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)

Once a local registration office in Düsseldorf 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.

Via a service provider: If you don’t want to deal with this (very) bureaucratic task yourself, you can get assistance from us – Amtio – to get your deregistration done smooth and easy. You can either get support to do it yourself (=self service) or choose our “Personal Assistant Service” to hand over the task to us.

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

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 Düsseldorf with your main residence, you can deregister at the registration office of your choice in all Düsseldorf, regardless of your district of residence. Here, you can also deregister your secondary residence, if it is located outside of Düsseldorf.

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

Since Covid-19 you can not just go to your local registration office but need an appointment instead. You can book your appointment online here or via phone (find all phone numbers of the respective registration offices below this article). Further, the opening hours of the registration offices might change or be reduced. Please check the website for updated information. If you would like to handle your deregistration in person, the necessary protective measures for both customers and employees must be observed (hygiene, space, mask).

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.

About us

This blog article was written by us – Amtio – a service provider specialized in registering and deregistering people in Germany. By simply providing us with the necessary information and documents for the deregistration process, we will take over this bureaucratic task for you.

Main addresses for registration office/ Bürgeramt locations in Düsseldorf:

Bürgerbüro im Dienstleistungszentrum
Willi-Becker-Allee 7
40227 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 – 8990141
Fax: 0211 – 8929035
Email: einwohnermeldeamt@duesseldorf.de

Fax: 0221 / 221-96343

Bürgerbüro Benrath
Benrodestraße 46
40597 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 – 8990141
Fax: 0211 – 8929035
Email: einwohnermeldeamt@duesseldorf.de

Bürgerbüro Bilk
Bachstraße 145
40217 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 – 8990141
Fax: 0211 – 8929035
Email: einwohnermeldeamt@duesseldorf.de

Bürgerbüro Eller
Gertrudisplatz 8
40229 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 – 8990141
Fax: 0211 – 8929035
Email: einwohnermeldeamt@duesseldorf.de

Bürgerbüro Garath
Frankfurter Straße 231
40595 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 – 8990141
Fax: 0211 – 8929035
Email: einwohnermeldeamt@duesseldorf.de

Bürgerbüro Gerresheim
Neusser Tor 8
40625 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 – 8990141
Fax: 0211 – 8929035
Email: einwohnermeldeamt@duesseldorf.de

Bürgerbüro Kaiserswerth
An Sankt Swidbert 17
40489 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 – 8990141
Fax: 0211 – 8929035
Email: einwohnermeldeamt@duesseldorf.de

Bürgerbüro Oberkassel
Luegallee 65
40545 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 – 8990141
Fax: 0211 – 8929035
Email: einwohnermeldeamt@duesseldorf.de

Bürgerbüro Rath
Münsterstraße 508
40472 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 – 8990141
Fax: 0211 – 8929035
Email: einwohnermeldeamt@duesseldorf.de

Bürgerbüro Unterbach
Breidenplatz 8
40627 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 – 8990141
Fax: 0211 – 8929035
Email: einwohnermeldeamt@duesseldorf.de

Bürgerbüro Wersten
Burscheider Straße 29
40591 Düsseldorf
Tel.: 0211 – 8990141
Fax: 0211 – 8929035
Email: einwohnermeldeamt@duesseldorf.de

Download legal documents provided by the registration office in Düsseldorf:

Do you want experts to look after your deregistration?

Are you already abroad or simply don’t want to spend time and nerves on your deregistration in Düsseldorf? Simply get in touch with us and we are happy to take care of it.