Confirmation of residence (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung)

According to the German Federal Act on Registration, landlords are obliged to contribute to the official registration of their tenants and to issue them with a confirmation of residence (§19 BMG). The tenant submits this confirmation when registering an address (Anmeldung) or changing the place of residence at the registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt) or the citizens' office (Bürgeramt or Bürgerbüro). 

Please download our template for the confirmation of residence (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung). The confirmation can also be issued informally; it must contain the following information: 

  • Name and address of the landlord and, if they are not the owner, the name of the owner of the apartment

  • Date the tenant moves in

  • Address of the rented apartment

  • Names of all persons moving into the apartment

  • Signature of the landlord

An exception is made if the rented apartment is in an accommodation facility (for example, in an apartment hotel). For more information see our Guide on the Confirmation of Residence for landlords in Germany here.

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