I am a Blue card holder. Existing address is printed on my blue card. I am planning to shift to a new apartment. What are the procedures to change the address?

Should take appointment from Auslanderbehörde and submitted application there? How long it will take to get it done?.

Initially it took 6 weeks to get my blue card after submitting my application. Will this be same for updating address also? ( The chip card to be reprinted?)


2 Answers 2


You need to go to the local Bürgeramt (not Ausländerbehörde) with the signed rent contract. It takes only couple of minutes to update the address on your Bluecard with a new sticker.

  • The question is about updating address in blue card after address registration in Bürgeramt.
    – Johnykutty
    Commented Jun 27, 2019 at 11:20
  • 2
    I understand. They do it on place.
    – Ex Patriot
    Commented Jun 27, 2019 at 13:16
  • should I take appointment to do so or directly walk in there?
    – Johnykutty
    Commented Jun 27, 2019 at 14:08
  • 1
    It's up to you.
    – Ex Patriot
    Commented Jun 29, 2019 at 6:10
  • Ausländerbehörde will also do it, but Bürgeramt might be easier in terms of getting the appointment. Commented Apr 1, 2020 at 14:00
  1. Yes, you should go to your local Gemeinde or Auslanderbehörde. They will give you a form, and your landlord will fill it out and sign it. Then you take this form back to them.

  2. No, it will take only few minutes. They will cover the old address with a sticker and put the new one. No new card will be issued.

  • Can I do it with new Anmeldung also, instead of filling form with landlord?
    – Johnykutty
    Commented Jun 27, 2019 at 11:22
  • Also, should I take appointment to do so or directly walk in there?
    – Johnykutty
    Commented Jun 27, 2019 at 14:09
  • @Johnykutty No appointment is needed, but you might need to wait in the line.
    – Pecheneg
    Commented Jun 28, 2019 at 18:37

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