Pensions from Germany

Retirement

You have worked in Germany, now live in the USA and want to know how to apply for a German pension? This webpage provides information on the application process, the proper German pension authorities, possible effects on your U.S. Social Security and more. You can also find information on what to do, if you already receive a pension from Germany, but did not receive your monthly pension payment.

Pensions from Germany

Bundestag Election 2017

Bundestagswahl 2017

Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election. Registration is possible only upon application via an official form. Click for more information.

Elections 2017

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Due to the re­launch of the Federal Office of Administration's (BVA) website, the English version of the BVA-website is currently offline.  We will restore the links as soon as the English version of BVA website is online again.  In the meantime, please use our legal information in German language.

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German Missions in the United States

Nine German Missions throughout the US offer consular services. Each Mission covers a specific geographic region. To find out which Mission can assist you, please use our Consulate Finder.

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Have a question about our consular services? Take a moment to have a look at our FAQs before you call or send an e-mail. You might find the answer to your question right there.

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