Step 2: Registration in Magdeburg

In Germany, everyone needs to register with their accommodation at the Residents' Office.
In order to register, you need a confirmation of the "Apartment Donor" called "Wohnungsgeberbestätigung" (Apartment Donor Certificate). The Apartment Donor is either your landlord, a person mandated by your landlord or the main tenant, if you are a subtenant. Please bring along your passport and the completed confirmation to register your local address in Magdeburg. If you move during your stay in Germany,  you will need to notify the Residents'  Office of your new place of residence and it will be necessary to present a confirmation of housing. If you leave Germany for good, you will need to notify the Residents' Office of your departure.

There are
two important differences when registering in Magdeburg.
The Registration Office distinguishes, whether you are an EU citizen or a non-EU citizen.


  • EU-Citizen: You are living in a country, which belongs to the European Union. This is, what you have to bring to the registration.

    • Confirmation of housing
    • Passport or ID ("Personalausweis")
    • Biometric photo

    With these documents you will get the "EU-Freizügigkeitsbescheinigung" by post to your new address after a few days (this allows you work in Germany).


  • Non-EU-Citizen: Please bring to the registration:

    • Confirmation of housing (Wohnungsgeberbestätigung)
    • Passport

With these documents you will get the registration form for your residence in Magdeburg. Depending on your visa, you might not be allowed to work in Germany. Ask the International Office for help, if you want to apply for a job.


Directions to the Citizens' Office

The main Citizens' Office "Mitte" is located at Leiterstraße 2a, 39104 Magdeburg. You can get there by tram with the lines 1, 2, 5 and 9 via the stop Leiterstr. or with the lines 4, 6, 8 and 10 via the stop Verkehrsbetriebe. The entrance to the Citizens' Office is in the pedestrian zone just opposite the youth hostel.
Attention: The Citizens' Office is closed on each third Wednesday of the month. Only Citizen's Office "Mitte" is open on Saturdays for people with an appointment.

  Opening hours of the Citizens' Offices:
Monday: 08:00 - 13:00
Tuesday: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:30
Wednesday: 08:00 - 13:00
Thurday: 08:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 17:30
Friday: 08:00 - 12:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 12:00 ( appointment only)

However, you can register at any of the citizens offices in Magdeburg (find a list here) or at the mobile Citizens Office (see below).
By the way: To avoid long waiting times you can also book an appointment online.

For more information please use the multilingual brochure (German/English/French/Spanish/Russian).


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