Refund of Pension Contributions

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Under certain conditions  (for example when contributions were paid over less than five years)  the pension contributions that were paid through mandatory pension schemes can be refunded.

An application for a pension contribution refund can be made if more than 24 months since the last contribution have passed.

Please fill out, sign and submit the following documentation to the German Pension Insurance:

- Form „Antrag auf Beitragserstattung“ (Application for a Pension Contribution Refund)

- „Zahlungsermächtigung“  (Declaration of Payment, Form A 1064)

- „Certificate of Life and Citizenship“ (Form A 9060 - certified by a Notary Public, a bank or a German Foreign Mission.


For white collar workers:
Deutsche Rentenversicherung Bund
10704 Berlin

For blue collar workers:
Deutsche Rentenversicherung Nord
Friedrich-Ebert-Damm 245
22159 Hamburg

Refund of Pension Contributions

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