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Step 4: Compiling documents

Collect your personal documents in a folder and take them to the viewing appointment.

  • Electronic residence permit
  • Leistungsbescheid from the Sozialamt or the Jobcenter
  • The form Bescheinigung ├╝ber ein Mietangebot from the Sozialamt or the Jobcenter (see step 1)
  • SCHUFA-Auskunft (SCHUFA collects all registered debts (for example caused by mobile phone contracts) and provides information; landlords thereby want to get security)
  • Mieterselbstauskunft: Most of the landlords demand a Mieterselbstauskunft before the conclusion of a renting contract. If you already bring it to the viewing appointment, it will make a good impression and establish trust.

Here you find an example for a voluntary Mieterselbstauskunft: wohnungsboerse.net/files/Mieterselbstauskunft.pdf

Start early to request your documents, because it may take some time until you get the documents. A SCHUFA request may take up to six weeks

Never send the original documents. A copy is sufficient.