During June through September of each year, the German agencies send enforcement questionnaires
to beneficiaries residing in the United States. Although each agency has its own form,
the forms are usually trilingual (German, French and English) and require the same
basic identifying information.
The beneficiary is instructed to present the form, along with proof of identity and
citizenship, to a public official for certification and then return it to the German
agency. Some of the forms show SSA as one of the public agencies that are authorized
to certify the form. Regardless of whether SSA is shown on the form, the German agencies
will accept SSA's certification.