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Contract cancellation when leaving Germany

How to cancel contracts as soon as possible before the agreed date of termination This article will help you understand… how to correctly cancel a contract as soon as possible (step-by-step guide) the different options to cancel contracts in Germany…

Pension refund Germany

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As part of the social security act, Germany has a mandatory state pension. Contributions into the German state pension are compulsory for all employees. This means that a certain percentage of your net salary (9,3%) is going towards the state pension. Hence, if you have worked in Germany for some time, there is a big possibility that you paid a lot of money into your pension without even knowing it. If you moved away from Germany, you might be eligible to claim your pension contribution without waiting until you turn 65.

Abmeldung: How To Deregister Your Address When Leaving Germany

Anyone who is leaving Germany and moving to another country is legally required to deregister. (German term for deregistration) should ideally be done before your departure as it is less complicated for you to do it in person than via mail (why will be explained later in this article).

Abmeldung: deregistration of your address in Cologne/ Köln

What should I know when deregistering my address in Cologne? Unfortunately, there is no actual digital deregistration process provided by the administration in Cologne. To complete your deregistration you can either go in person or send an authorized representative Further, you…

Abmeldung: deregistration of your address in Hannover

What should I know when deregistering my address in Hannover? Unfortunately, there is no actual digital deregistration process provided by the administration in Hannover You have to request your deregistration in person at one of your local registration offices in…

Abmeldung: deregistration of your address in Berlin

What should I know when deregistering my address in Berlin? Unfortunately, there is no actual digital deregistration process provided by the administration in Berlin. To complete your deregistration you can either go in person or send the required documents via…

Abmeldung: deregistration of your address in Düsseldorf

What should I know when deregistering my address in Düsseldorf? Unfortunately, there is no actual digital deregistration process provided by the administration in Düsseldorf Further, you have to request your deregistration in person at one of your local registration offices…

How to: Residence Registration in Berlin Germany

What is the Residence Registration / “Anmeldung”? Anmeldung means registration in German and is the most important first step when moving to (or within) Berlin or anywhere in Germany. Anyone intending to stay in Germany for a longer period of…