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Get Spätaussiedler certificate


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

You are considered a late repatriate 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 through a special admission procedure.

After entering the Federal Republic of Germany, you will first come to the Initial Reception Center Friedland of the Federal Office of Administration. There you and your family members will go through 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 resettle. You will then receive a certificate from the Federal Office of Administration stating that you are a Spätaussiedler (ethnic German immigrant) or a relative.

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

  • You meet the requirements for ethnic German immigrants (BVFG).
  • You have participated in the admission procedure for ethnic German repatriates.
  • After entering the Federal Republic of Germany, you have been assigned to a federal state and registered with the local residents' registration office.

The procedure can take up to several weeks.

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

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 facility 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 and family name to German usage).
  • The Spätaussiedler certificate will then be sent to you by mail to your place of residence.

Federal Office of Administration

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Landesverwaltungsamt Sachsen-Anhalt - Landesamt zur Regelung offener Vermögensfragen, 2. SED-UnBerG, Integration, Bildung, Ausbildungsförderung
Kühnauer Straße 161
06846 Dessau-Roßlau, Stadt
0340 6506-304
0340 6506-338

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Appointments can also be made outside office hours by individual arrangement. Please note that individual areas have different opening hours. These can be found on the respective website of the department.

elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
Further Authorities
Landkreis Harz - Ordnungsamt
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 42
38820 Halberstadt, Stadt
03941 5970-4509
03941 5970-4160