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Residents' Registration

Within 14 days after finding permanent accommodation (moving in), you have to register your place of residence at the City Hall in Cologne. In case you live in Hürth or Hürth-Efferen, you will have to register in the service center there.

The following documents are required for your registration:

  • "Wohnungsgeberbescheinigung" signed by your landlord
  • Registration form
  • Valid ID or passport with visa (if applicable)
  • Copy of your rental contract (recommended)
  • Student ID card or letter of admission of the University of Cologne (recommended)

After your registration you will receive a registration confirmation. Please keep this document in a safe place. You will need it for opening a bank account, applying for a residence permit etc.