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Leaving Dresden

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This is our checklist to help you thinking of all the administraive details that have to be considered before leaving Dresden/ Germany.

Upon request, we can also provide you with different templates for cancellation letters and similar documents. Just email us.

Three months before departure

  • Cancel your rental agreement
    Please check your contract for the termination period. Three months is a very common time frame to cancel rental agreements.
  • Cancel electricity, water, gas, TV, internet, phone contracts
  • Cancel insurances and all other contracts
  • Deregister your children at their day-care and school

Two weeks before departure

  • Deregister your car
  • Apply for redirection of your mail at the post office
    If this is advantageous for you, there are three options for the redirection of you mail: order a relocation notice (Umzugsmitteilung: senders get a message with your new address), apply for a redirection order (Nachsendeauftrag) or get your mail scanned and via e-mail (E-Postscan)
    See the link for all information from the Deutsche Post (german)
  • Complete your tax return due on the 31 July for the previous year

One week before departure

  • Close down your bank account
  • Join the alumni network of your university/ institution
  • give notice of departure at the Residents Registration Office (Bürgerbüro: adresses and opening hours)
  • Cancel the payment of public television fees (Rundfunkbeitrag)
    You need to already have the confirmation of city deregistration. It is possible to do the cancellation online here.
  • inform the Familienkasse (Kindergeld) that you are going to leave Germany
Where to find us
Nürnberger Straße 31A
01187 Dresden
Tram stop Südvorstadt (line 8)
Bus stop Bernhardstraße (line 61)
Opening hours
Monday to Friday
10 a.m. till 3 p.m. (please make an appoitment in advance)