Great news from the Bürgeramt! 2017 has brought with it a wave of days marked in blue on the online calendar – that means you can even get same-day appointments at registration offices across Berlin! Get clicking!
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Hallelujah! This article from the Berliner Morgenpost almost brought tears to my eyes. There’s a new telephone number in town, and it’s a one-way ticket to a fast-tracked appointment at the Bürgeramt in Berlin. No more 8 week waiting, now you can even get next-day appointments.
We just tried it. It works!
Just read an interesting article in the Berliner Morgenpost about the current state of Berlin’s Bürgerämter. There are over 40 of them in Berlin, and you can visit any of them to do things like register your address in Berlin, get your driver’s license swapped over for a German one, or request a certificate of good standing (Führungszeugnis). Unfortunately, they are suffering from severe understaffing. This means you won’t get an appointment for the rest of 2015.
We already know about the appointment crisis in Berlin, and it’s not really getting any better. But here’s some new information I’ll bet you didn’t know about registering your address: from 1 November 2015, the process has changed slightly. You’ll need to take an extra piece of paper with you.
From the berlin.de website:
Bei Vorsprache ab dem 01.11.2015 zusätzlich: Einzugsbestätigung des Wohnungsgebers (Vermieter)
There have been lots of changes in the way Berlin public offices operate over the last few years, months, and even weeks. In the good old days, you arrived in Berlin, rocked up to your closest Bürgeramt and registered your address. It might have been a bit of a wait, but you usually left after an hour or two with that coveted piece of paper in your hands. Those days are over. There is such a massive demand for appointments in Berlin, many of the Bürgerämter in Berlin have now changed their status to “appointment only”. If you show up without one, you often get turned away.
Red Tape Translation recently helped some clients leave their Berlin lives behind and start anew. Though I’m always sad to see a friendly face move away, I was ready to take on the task of tying up all the loose ends before the family skipped the border and settled down in the Netherlands. It certainly wasn’t simple.