Put your name here, your address there, then sign on the dotted line... If you want to be able to watch TV in your new home, make a phone call, turn on the heating or the lights, you have to fill in lots of forms. The trip to the Einwohnermeldeamt – Residents Registration Office – should be one of the first things you do. Because, in accordance with the Hessen registration act, you are obliged to register your new district within a week after moving. Penalties may apply if you leave it longer. Furthermore, you only feel like a genuine Frankfurt resident when it´s written on your ID, don’t you?