Pension Administrations for Pensions to Canada

For Employees

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund
10704 Berlin
Tel.: +49.30.8651

Website of Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund

For Blue Collar Workers

Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg
Postfach 601560
22215 Hamburg
Tel.: +49.40.638.10, Fax: +49.40.63812999

44781 Bochum
Tel.: +49.234.3040, Fax:  +49.304.6205.

Relevant is the last employment before emigration. 

Pensions to Canada are paid mostly by the following insurances:

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Nord (former LVA Schleswig Holstein, LVA Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and LVA Freie and Hansestadt Hamburg)
Friedrich-Ebert-Damm 245
22159 Hamburg
Telefon 040 5300-0
Telefax 040 5300-2999

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund
(former BfA - Bundesversicherungsanstalt für Angestellte and VDR - Verband Deutscher Rentenversicherungsträger)
10704 Berlin
Telefon 030 865-1
Telefax 030 865-27240

Deutsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See (former Bundesknappschaft, Bahnversicherungsanstalt and Seekasse)
Pieperstraße 14-28
44789 Bochum
Telefon 0234 304-0
Telefax 0234 304-66050

Addresses of other insurancies can be found here.

When communicating with the German pension insurance please have your pension number ready (to be found on your pension ID card).

Pension Administrations

Pension Consultants

Below we provide an incomplete list of pension consultants in the Canadian provinces.  Please note that this is not a recommendation. Please also note that typically pension consultants will charge a fee for their services.

Tax Consultants (English-speaking)

The following list is an incomplete listing of English speaking tax consultants and search services.

No taxation of so-called ghetto pensions

The new law on taxation of old age pensions does not apply to so-called ghetto pensions.

Map of German Foreign Missions in Canada

Interactive map of German diplomatic and consular representations in Canada

One embassy, three consulates general, and five honorary consuls offer their consular services across Canada, each covering a specific geographic region. To find out where please consult our interactive map.