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If you have found accommodation in Stuttgart, then first of all register your place of residence at a Citizen's Service Centre within two weeks. As a non-European, the second thing you need to do is to register at the Foreigners' Registration Office.

Where to register your place of residence in Stuttgart? The Team of the Welcome Center gladly assists.

Registering your place of residence

Anyone moving within Stuttgart, moving to accommodation in Stuttgart from another German city or from abroad must register their place of residence in person within two weeks. You can do this at any Citizens' Service Centre in Stuttgart. There are  Citizens' Service Centres in every district of the city.

Please bring your identity card or passport and the  written confirmation PDF-File 605,61 kB by the lessor/landlord with you to the Citizens' Service Centre. You will receive a confirmation of registration. This document shows how long you have lived in Germany and/or Stuttgart.

If you register your apartment in person at one of the 22 citizens' offices in the city, you can take care of other services resulting from your move at the same time. For example, these are: Change of address on your residence permit or get resident parking permits for your new apartment.

You can also arrange an appointment in advance and complete the registration form at home:  Registration at the registry office (only in German)

Broschure "Start in Stuttgart"

The brochure “Start in Stuttgart” includes all the information you need to get started in our city.

Registering with the Foreigners' Registration Office

Any foreigner coming to Germany who is not an EU citizen must register with the local Foreigners' Registration Office. In Stuttgart this administrative body is at the Office for Public Order.  Please arrange an appointment (opens in a new tab)and bring your passport and confirmation of registration with you.

Online Registration

You can easily and conveniently register your new residence online.

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