Frequently asked questions (FAQ)
You can find answers to the most asked questions about the pension insurance refund process:
Which pension insurance contributions can be refunded?
Can I claim my German Pension Refund Online?
How do you I receive my pension refund?
How do I calculate my German Pension Refund Amount?
How long does it take to get the German Pension Refund?
How do you manage to speed up the process to just 4-8 weeks?
What defines if I am eligible or not?
Can I get the German Pension contributions back when I leave Germany?
Is my German Pension Refund taxable?
What happens if I paid contributions to the German Pension Insurance for more then 5 years?
Which documents do I need to send to get my Pension Refund?
Does a reimbursement of paid contributions to the German pension insurance has an influence on the visa application or resumption of membership in the German pension insurance?
Can I claim back German Pension contributions after BREXIT? Has Brexit changed my situation?
Why should I consider the refund of my pension?
Does the application for the pension refund affect a potential application for a German citizenship?
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