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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).
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Pension refund Germany

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: deregistration of your address in Hannover

Contents1 How can I deregister while I am still in Hannover?2 At which registration office (Bürgeramt) can I request my deregistration in Hannover?3 How does COVID-19 affect the deregistration process in Hannover?3.1 What else should I know about deregistering an…

Abmeldung: deregistration of your address in Berlin

Contents1 How can I deregister while I am still in Berlin?2 At which registration office (Bürgeramt) can I request my deregistration in Berlin?3 How does COVID-19 affect the deregistration process in Berlin?3.1 What else should I know about deregistering an…

Abmeldung: deregistration of your address in Düsseldorf

Contents1 How can I deregister while I am still in Düsseldorf?2 At which registration office (Bürgeramt) can I request my deregistration in Düsseldorf?3 How does COVID-19 affect the deregistration process in Düsseldorf?3.1 What else should I know about deregistering an…

How to: Residence Registration in Berlin Germany

Contents1 What is the Residence Registration / “Anmeldung”?2 Why do I need to register my residence and what happens if I don’t?3 Can I be represented at the official registration appointment? 4 Documents required to register a residence in Berlin…

Video-Interview: The Story Behind Our Registration Service

Interview on how it all started with the registration-service. Founder Joern Kamphuis talks to Michael Schmitz from smarterGerman the history of our service, customer experience and stories. Get some first-hand tips and tricks on how to get your registration (Anmeldung)…