Where and when can I change my main place of residence?
At the Resident Registration Office, Markt 15.
Tue-Fri 9.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m.
Tue 2.00-6.00 p.m.
Thu 2.00-4.00 p.m.
Further appointments by prior arrangement.
Which documents do I need to change my main place of residence?
- Valid national ID card or passport
- Wohnungsgeberbestätigung (confirmation from your landlord that you have moved in)
Changing your main place of residence can only be done in person!
Does changing my main place of residence cost anything?
No, changing your main place of residence does not cost anything.
Is it true that I will be given money when I change my main place of residence?
Yes, by registering Greifswald as your main place of residence, you will receive a contribution towards your moving costs from the town that amounts to €100.00.
(However, due to administrative reasons, it can take several months before the payment is made).
Do I have to change my main place of residence?
Yes, you are obliged by law to change your registration address; and your main place of residence should be the primary location of your activities.
What are the advantages of making Greifswald my main place of residence?
- € 100 contribution to your moving costs
- Voucher booklet
- Kultur- und Sozialpass (Culture and Community Pass)
- Right to vote in local elections
Is it true that I won’t have to pay the GEZ fees if I register Greifswald as a subsidiary residence?
No, this regulation only applies to flat/house owners, who own a second home. At least one GEZ payment (radio and television licence) must be made for every flat.