These are the plans for Berlin’s new citizen’s offices

We all know it: the tedious search for an appointment at the Citizens Registration Office. The hotline is busy, hardly any online appointments are available. It can happen that you have to drive from Prenzlauer Berg to Heiligensee to apply for passports for the children.

It is not always because there are no free appointments. Many register at least twice because they want to be sure of an appointment first before they look for one in a citizens’ registration office that is easier for them to reach.

Former mayor of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg Monika Herrmann (Greens) therefore made the suggestionto issue fines if someone misses their appointment or doesn’t cancel. The CDU (here in the “Tagesspiegel Checkpoint”) considers this to be too much of an administrative burden.

The Senate’s idea cannot be implemented in the short term either: it wants to open five new Citizens’ Registration Offices. Now the slashing and stabbing begins as to who gets it. In any case, the SPD and the left in Marzahn-Hellersdorf have already raised their hands and called on the district office to campaign for a new citizens’ office in the district. The Tagesspiegel newsletter for Marzahn-Hellersdorf is now reporting on this – it is available in full at

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“When it comes to a specific location proposal, the specific population development in the individual districts should be taken into account,” demand the district chairman of the Marzahn-Hellersdorf Left Party, Kristian Ronneburg, and the chairman of the left-wing faction in the BVV Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Bjoern Tielebein.

Both earlier locations such as in Marzahn-Nordwest and another location in the Hellersdorfer Großsiedlung could be considered. “The former House of Health, which is to be reactivated, would be a municipal location in which future citizen services could also be offered close to the settlement area.”

The SPD, who provided the district mayor, sees itself directly in the obligation to deliver. Günther Krug, chairman of the SPD parliamentary group, says in a statement: “Together with district mayor Gordon Lemm, we will develop a location proposal that takes into account accessibility, financing and regional demand on site and present it in the BVV.”

New Citizens’ Registration Office is scheduled to open in Berlin-Staaken in 2023

New citizen registration offices are also being planned in other districts – for example at the other end of the city, in Berlin-Staaken. About that the other day again first the Spandau newsletter from the daily mirror reported. A month ago, City Councilor Gregor Kempert, SPD, told the newsletter: “By 2023 at the latest, we want to open a new citizens’ office in the Staaken-Center.” This means the shopping center in the 20,000-people large housing estate Heerstraße-Nord. In the Staaken-Center ( built in 1975) the district is already tenants, for example with its district library.”The need for citizen services is very high in Staaken. There is a lot of concentration, new construction, so we want to expand the offer and offer services closer to the site,” says Kempert However, there is no firm commitment yet.

The high-rise settlement in Staaken.Photo: IMAGO

However, this does not always mean that there are automatically more citizen registration offices in the districts. Another location in Berlin-Spandau is on the verge of closure: It is more than unclear whether the Citizens’ Registration Office in Falkenhagener Feld will open again after the long Corona closing time. The numbers in Kladow, on the other hand, are better: the local Citizens’ Registration Office is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2022 after a two-year break. That was planned earlier, but then there were problems with the renewal of the technology. This is at least felt like a new citizen office.

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Here are the topics you will find in the current issue of the Tagesspiegel newsletter for Marzahn-Hellersdorf Find.

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And here the topics you im current Spandau newsletter can read:

  • Wasteland, bare squares, no trees: Berlin’s building senator visits the water town of Spandau. The newsletter contains the on-site check before the big political visit from downtown Berlin
  • Everyone knows “Little Venice”, but who lives in the excursion idyll? The head of the “Freunde Klein-Venedigs” (Friends of Little Venice) speaks in the newsletter about the heat, mosquitoes, vegans, tourist trouble – and wishes for the Spandau town hall
  • “I met Bela B. from the doctors”: The exclusive photo of two Spandau music legends is in the newsletter
  • BVG bus to the bathing lake? City Councilor for Transport talks about barriers and bus ideas in the newsletter
  • Will the “Berliner Tor” at Gutspark Kladow be demolished? Baustadtrat solves the riddle of the scaffolding in the newsletter
  • Happy birthday, dear BVG ferry F10!
  • Spandau’s most famous restaurant is for sale
  • Three tips for the Fete de la Musique
  • Newsletter visits the DLRG tower on the Scharfen Lanke – and is allowed to go upstairs for you with the photo camera
  • SC Siemensstadt: sports fields are renovated, youth coaches are honored
  • Young professional from Hertha BSC: Kladower Anton Kade is moving to FC Basel
  • Hitler’s bronze horses are coming to Spandau: now it’s clear where they can be seen
  • Havelradweg in Gatow: An 800-meter section has been missing for years – the newsletter mentions the new idea for the village center

By the way, in our newsletters from Marzahn-Hellersdorf, Spandau, Tempelhof-Schöneberg and of course in all other district people newsletters from the Tagesspiegel, you can find out about the birthdays of friends, life partners, relatives, neighbors, colleagues, business partners etc. or congratulate yourself with a few nice words. Write to our authors, whose e-mail addresses you will find in the newsletters.

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