Anmeldung Appointment in Berlin - Short Notice

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Here is a helpful tip to get an earlier appointment for the Anmeldung in Berlin.

 

There can be a lot of frustration in finding an appointment for an Anmeldung (registration) in the Berlin area.  I recently moved to Berlin and went online to make an appointment.  You can do a search online and either select a specific Burgeramt in Berlin or select Berlinweit (Berlin wide) to search all locations.  When I called the number and went to one Burgeramt In doing my search, the earliest appointment was six weeks out.  You are supposed to register within 14 days, but it is widely understood that this isn't possible due to scheduling. This isn't really a problem if you don't need it to get a monthly bill cell phone or open a bank account, etc., but it is also required if you plan to go to immigration to apply for a visa to do things like language study, etc. (the Anmeldung is required prior to your visa appointment).  You can still get a pre-paid cellphone at various locations (e.g. Lidl, etc.), but if you really need to register quickly for any reason, here is what I did and found an appointment the next day - please note, it does take patience - this process took me about an hour - but as you can't just show up to a Burgeramt and wait anymore according to the person I called and the person I spoke to at one of the Burgeramts.  I went to the following web page:

 

https://service.berlin.de/terminvereinbarung/termin/day/

 

1.  Once on this page, click on the first available date in the blue box (even if it is later than you need).

2.  This will take you to the page where it lists all of the locations that have appointments on the day selected.

3.  You will see Datum (date) next to box 2.  To the right you will see a pencil to edit the date.  Click the pencil.  This will refresh the screen for the dates available.  It took me about an hour of constantly refreshing, but more blue boxes appeared for earlier dates.  The first two times I clicked an open blue box, it gave me an error saying someone beat me to it...but after a few more repeated tries I was able to find an appointment for the next day.  Print out your confirmation sheet with the date and number you get.  Show up on time with this in hand (and your required documents and passport) and look for the number to be presented on the screen.  Go into the office number that the screen displays.  There is no fee to register. 

 

Please let me know and others if you find success with this method...and good luck.  

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I still need to do this!! Have been living in Berlin for more than a month already and have kept putting it off ! Now with all the corona crazyness I don´t know when I´ll get the chance! 

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The two weeks rule has not been uphold in Berlin since years because the next free appointment is always in around 4 to 8 weeks.    Just make an appointment now and if they tell you something just say there were no earlier appointments available.

 

P.S. you might have more luck checking for appointments in the morning.  And you can do it at any Burgeramt in the city.

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