According to the German Federal Act on Registration, tenants are required to register within 14 days at the registration office or citizens' office when moving into a new apartment (Anmeldung). This applies to the primary as well as the secondary residence, and equally when moving within a city, within Germany and when moving to Germany from abroad.
In order to register, a confirmation of residence (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung) is required.
An exception is made if the rented apartment is in an accommodation facility (for example, in an apartment hotel)
Tenants in an accommodation facility who already have a residence in Germany need to register as residents in the rented flat once the rental period exceeds six months.
Tenants in an accommodation facility who do not yet have a residence in Germany need to register as residents in the rented flat once the rental period exceeds three months.
After this period, registration with the authorities is required within 14 days.
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