The days of waiting weeks for a Registration Office appointment are over! Almost…soon…we hope…
Senator Iris Spranger told the Berliner Morgepost that they plan on opening 5 new Bürgerämter (registration offices) in the city. Typically, Berlin requires that you schedule a registration office appointment within 14 days of moving or else receive a fine. Thankfully, due to the complete lack of timely appointments, enforcement is rare. Many of us are familiar with the “refresh-button” game, hoping to snag a last-minute cancellation. Friends, those days are soon behind us!
One of the 5 shiny new offices goes to Treptow-Köpenick, the largest area district in Berlin. The other 4 locations have yet to be announced. These added locations mean 100 new employees, as well as a pool of additional personnel in case of staff shortages. All of this is in the hope of reinstating the 14-day rule for new registrations. Pay attention y’all – they’re putting “german efficiency” to the test!
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All About Berlin has just released a very handy tool to help you find appointments. It auto-refreshes the calendar every 3 minutes and makes a sound if new appointments have come up. This means you can run it in a background tab and go about your day.