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Apply for a social security card

Description

The Social Security Card is a letter that includes your Social Security number next to your personal information.

The Social Security number is used by your employer on all social security reports (for example, registrations, deregistrations or annual registrations) to identify you. The Social Security number remains the same for life. Under this number, the pension insurance keeps your insured account.

In case of loss or damage, a new social security card can be

  • online
  • at an information and advice centre of the German Pension Insurance or
  • be applied for with the health insurance company.

When you start a new job, you must present the social security card to your employer. If you do not yet have a social security number, registration is also possible without a social security number. The registration by the employer then triggers the reassignment of a social security number. Your social security card will be sent to you automatically.

In addition, you will need the social security card if you apply for a social benefit, for example unemployment benefit.

If your name changes, for example in the course of a marriage, you will automatically receive a new social security card.

Note: On your social security card, your data will also be displayed as a machine-readable code (QR code).

You can apply for a new Social Security card if you have lost it, it has been damaged or is no longer legible.

In the event of loss or damage, a new social security card can be applied for online or at an information and advice centre of the German Pension Insurance or at the health insurance company.

You will receive your social security card by post to your registration address.

Apply for a social security card online

After applying, your social security card will be sent to your registration address within 14 days.

Forms: no

Online procedure possible: yes

Written form required: no

Personal appearance required: no

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs

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