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Obtaining a late repatriation certificate

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you have received a notice of admission as an ethnic German repatriate and are registered in Germany at your new place of residence, you will receive a certificate as an ethnic German repatriate and thus German citizenship.

You are considered an ethnic German resettler if you are of German descent and live in a state of the former Eastern Bloc or the successor states of the former Soviet Union. Your stay in Germany must be justified and approved via a special admission procedure.

After entering the Federal Republic of Germany, you will first be taken to the Friedland Reception Center of the Federal Office of Administration. There you and your family members will undergo a registration and distribution procedure. You will receive a registration certificate confirming your participation in the procedure.

You will then be assigned to a federal state to which you and your family will relocate. You will then receive a certificate from the Federal Office of Administration confirming that you are an ethnic German repatriate or a relative.

This certificate also gives you German citizenship and entitles you to benefits from, for example, pension and statutory accident insurance, the Federal Employment Agency or social welfare offices.


Process flow

You do not have to apply for the certificate yourself, it will be sent to you automatically.

  • After you have gone through the admission procedure at the initial reception center of the Federal Office of Administration in Friedland, the certification procedure will also be initiated.
  • You will then be assigned to a federal state. Your family ties, work, employment and training opportunities will be taken into account.
  • If you wish, you can submit a name declaration during the registration and distribution procedure (for example, to adapt your first name and surname to the German language).
  • The late repatriate certificate will then be sent to your place of residence by post.
Requirements
  • You fulfill the late repatriation requirements (BVFG).
  • You have completed the admission procedure for ethnic German repatriates.
  • You have been assigned to a federal state after entering the Federal Republic of Germany and are registered with the local residents' registration office.
Which documents are required?

none

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

none

Processing duration

The procedure can take up to several weeks.

Legal basis
Applications / forms
  • Forms: none
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: no
Author
Technically approved by

Federal Office of Administration

Process flow

You do not have to apply for the certificate yourself, it will be sent to you automatically.

  • After you have gone through the admission procedure at the initial reception center of the Federal Office of Administration in Friedland, the certification procedure will also be initiated.
  • You will then be assigned to a federal state. Your family ties, work, employment and training opportunities will be taken into account.
  • If you wish, you can submit a name declaration during the registration and distribution procedure (for example, to adapt your first name and surname to the German language).
  • The late repatriate certificate will then be sent to your place of residence by post.

Requirements

  • You fulfill the late repatriation requirements (BVFG).
  • You have completed the admission procedure for ethnic German repatriates.
  • You have been assigned to a federal state after entering the Federal Republic of Germany and are registered with the local residents' registration office.

Which documents are required?

none

What are the fees?

none

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

none

Processing duration

The procedure can take up to several weeks.

Legal basis

Applications / forms

  • Forms: none
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: no

Author

Technically approved by

Federal Office of Administration

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