KVR Closed Until Further Notice – Here’s How They Are Handling Urgent Matters

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From Tuesday, March 17 onwards, all offices of the Munich Kreisverwaltungsreferats (KVR) will be closed until further notice as part of precautionary measures against COVID-19.

During this closure period, all offices will be closed to the public and appointments will only be granted for urgent emergency cases. However, certain services will be available in writing/via post.

An official announcement can be read on the KVR’s website, but summarized below are the main takeaways in English:

  • An-, Um- und Abmeldung (AKA Registration, re-registration and deregistration) are still possible by post. You can find the protocol/necessary forms here.
  • Applying for passports or ID cards must still be done in person and are only possible for emergencies such as urgent travel. In this case, you must call them at this number: 089 / 233-96000.
  • For those with residence permits expiring in the coming weeks, the Ausländerbehörde (Foreigner’s Office) will contact you via post to issue you a temporary certificate that extends your stay for a limited period of time. Residence permits previously ordered will be sent by post. You can click here for a more thorough summary of FAQ from this department
  • If desired, wedding appointments that have already been made can still be carried out. There will however be a maximum of 10 people allowed at each wedding.

If your particular situation has not been addressed, you will need to check the individual websites of the departments relevant to your concerns. Here they are:

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