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Relocated? Lost your passport? Oh, no...!

When it comes to re-registering, applying for a passport or a certificate of good conduct, things often get hectic.

All students and employees of the University of Bremen and all employees of the Bremen Technology Park can register at the bsu.

So, please present your student or employee ID card confirming that you belong to one of the above-mentioned institutions when visiting our registration office at the bsu.

We process your registration on arrival, re-registration when relocating, and deregistration when leaving. We also provide registration certificates (Meldebescheinigungen) and issue German passports or ID cards (also for children). However, if you apply for a document for a child, the child needs to accompany you. 

We also process applications for certificates of good conduct.

We also sign certify copies (amtliche Beglaubigungen). However, currently, we can only process document pages no bigger than DIN A4.

At some times, it might get particularly busy, for instance, at the beginning of the Bremen semester during March/April and September/October. Therefore, it may happen that early on all waiting tickets for same day processing have already been taken.

Documents

  • ANMELDUNG

    File name: anmeldungummeldung.pdf
    Last update: 11.08.2017
  • ABMELDUNG

    File name: abmeldung.pdf
    Last update: 11.08.2017
  • WOHNUNGSGEBERBESTÄTIGUNG

    File name: Wohnungsgeberbestaetigung_2017-07_Formular.pdf
    Last update: 10.09.2019

FAQ

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  • When do I have to pay second home tax in Bremen?

    If you move into a secondary residence in Bremen, then you are generally liable for second home tax.

  • What does “sole residence” (alleinige Wohnung), “primary residence” (Hauptwohnung), and “secondary residence” (Nebenwohnung) mean?

    If you only have one residence in Germany, this is called your “sole residence” (alleinige Wohnung). Whether you live there alone or with other people does not matter.

    If you have several residences in Germany, the one you use most often is called your “primary residence” (Hauptwohnung). Every additional residence is a “secondary residence” (Nebenwohnung).

  • How long after I have moved, will I have to register/re-register?

    You will need to (re-)register within 14 days of moving into your (new) residence. It is important that you provide us with the landlord confirmation stating that you have actually moved in.

    Any adult family member can register the whole family.

    You can also register via mail. In that case, you will also need to provide a copy of your passport. We do not directly process registrations via mail but forward them by courier to a Citizen Service Center (BürgerServiceCenter - BSC).

    Unfortunately, you cannot register online.

  • Do I need to deregister when moving away?

    Usually you do not. If you are going to relocate within Germany and register with the local authorities in your new city, they will inform us.

    However, you do need to deregister, if

    • you are leaving Germany to move to another country

    or

    • you are giving up a German residence (such as a secondary residence) and not moving into a new one.

    You cannot deregister earlier than two weeks before relocating.

  • Which documents do I need to apply for an ID card? (The bsu processes German national ID cards only.)

    • proof of identity (e.g. expired ID card, valid (children’s) passport, or birth certificate)
    • one current biometric passport photo according to the passport photo requirements
    • proof of child custody for single parents
    • for children under the age of 16: a special declaration of consent from the parents or legal guardians is needed stating whether the child’s finger prints are to be recorded and whether the ID card after completion may be handed over to the child
    • in cases of name changes (e.g. due to marriage): a copy of corresponding excerpt of the family register might be needed as well
  • How much does it cost? (ID-Card)

    • applicants under 24 years of age: 22.80 EUR
    • applicants 24 years and older: 28.80 EUR
  • Which documents do I need to apply for a passport? (The bsu processes German national passports only.)

    • proof of identity (e.g. expired ID card, valid (children’s) passport, or birth certificate)
    • one current biometric passport photo according to the passport photo requirements
    • for children under the age of 18: the form “Einverständniserklärung Pass” (Declaration of Consent - Passport) completed and signed by the parents or custodians as well as (a copy of) the parents’ ID cards  
  • How much does it cost? (Passport)

    • applicants under 24 years of age: 37.50 EUR (express service fees plus 32.00 EUR)
    • applicants 24 years and older: 60.00 EUR (express service fees plus 32.00 EUR)
  • When will I receive the new passport?

    Passport processing usually takes three to four weeks. If the passport is needed earlier, you can apply for an express passport, which is generally available within three working days.

    The fees for express passports are:

    • applicants under 24 years of age: 69.50 EUR
    • applicants 24 years and older: 91.00 EUR
  • Can I extend the expiry date of my ID card/passport?

    Unfortunately, no. If your ID card/passport has expired, you will need to apply for a new one.

  • What do I need to know about certified copies?

    The bsu can certify:

    • copies or transcripts of documents issued by or required by a public authority (e.g. degree certificates, school reports, citizenship certificates, etc.) 
    • private documents (e.g. work references)

    You must bring the original document and a clearly legible copy or transcript.

    With foreign language documents, the bsu will need to copy the original document.

    Note:

    • Occasionally, degree certificates must be certified by the issuing university.
    • The bsu can currently only certify documents no bigger than DIN A4.
    • Certified copies of vital records (birth, marriage, civil partnership, and death certificates) can only be issued at the registry office.

    Fees for certified copies:

    • certified copy for the purpose of study or vocational training (first page): 2.10 EUR
    • certified copy for the purpose of study or vocational training (every additional page): 0.35 EUR
    • certified copy (pages 1-5): 2.10 EUR
    • certified copy (every additional page from page 6): 0.42 EUR
    • additional copy: 0.75 EUR
  • How do I apply for a certificate of good conduct (polizeiliches Führungszeugnis)?

    If you have registered your residence in Bremen, we will process your application for a certificate of good conduct as recorded in the Federal Central Criminal Register (Bundeszentralregister).

    For document type O (for submission to an authority), we will need the exact address of the authority and the intended use or the reference number.

    For your application, you will need a proof of identity, of course. You can only apply in person for a certificate of good conduct!

    The fees are currently 13.00 EUR.

  • Can I (re-)register my car at the bsu?

    Unfortunately, no. We are not yet able to offer the services related to motor vehicles and drivers’ licenses.

Updated by: bsu