Those moving to Münster are bound to settle in soon. However, new citizens from EU member states should not forget to perform certain important formalities, which can be completed quickly and easily at the Citizen’s Office. Those moving to Münster from non-EU states require a certificate regarding their residence status. This subject is dealt with in more detail in the next section.
Registration must take place two weeks at the latest after arrival in Münster. The following documentation is required:
- Identity card or passport
- Form entitled "Registering with the registration authorities". This form is available in the Citizens Office and from the Münster Information point in Stadthaus 1.
- Registration permits can only be issued personally for reasons of data protection. In the event that a third party performs the registration process, he or she must produce a genuine power of attorney signed by the applicant.
- Confirmation of landlord - In the registration process at the registration office one needs to present a certificate issued by the landlord or the home owner confirming the new address. The presentation of the rental contract is not sufficient.