Certificate of existence (for pension)


Certificates of existence for pension purposes related to Germany are generally confirmed by the Embassy. Currently the booking of an appointment is necessary. You do have to come in person. Please bring your passport with you. No fee is charged for German state pensions (DRV).

For general queries related to German retirement pensions and to claim a pension please refer to the official webseite of Deutsche Rentenversicherung.

More information can also be found on the corresponding German version of this article.

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Due to the high travel period in summer, the waiting time for visa appointments is expected to be longer than usual until the end of September. Inquiries that reach us in this regard will not be answered.

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