I want to exchange my foreign driving licence (a US state with a full reciprocity agreement) with a German driving licence. I emailed my local Bürgeramt/Fahrerlaubnisbehörde (citizens bureau / department of motor vehicles) here in Bavaria and I was told they could not locate my Anmeldung (residency registration).
I do not have an Anmeldung as I am not resident in Germany, I am only visiting but I am a German citizen and do have access to a permanent address in Germany.
As I am not seeking residence, can I still get an Anmeldung? It is different to the residence permit so I am not sure if non-residents can obtain an Anmeldung. I could not find any sources which explain any eligibility requirements for the Anmeldung.
PS: I’m sure I will get many questions about why I want to obtain a German driving licence during a visit when my US licence allows me to drive in Germany without any restrictions. I am aware it is unnecessary but I would still like to obtain the German driving licence.