Yesterday morning I went to the town hall to deregister, effectively giving up German residency. My national ID and my passport were amended to show this change, and I went to work, officially no longer a resident of Germany.
On the one hand, it’s just a formality but seeing this on my ID and in my passport makes it so real, so tangible. I will be a expat, an emigrant, an immigrant, a foreigner.
8 days to go.