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

The next Bundestag election is taking place on September 24, 2017. Germans living abroad are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If they wish to participate in Bundestag elections, they have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.

Bundestag Election 2017

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Information

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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