TN 5 (11-23)

GN 01708.025 German Liaison Agencies

A. Introduction

Three different agencies representing different German social insurance systems have been designated as liaison agencies for implementation of the Agreement. The proper agency is the one which last covered the person's work in Germany.

B. List of liaison agencies

  • Salaried employees pension

    Duetsche Rentenversicherung Bund

    Ruhrstraße 2

    10709 Berlin


  • Wage earner's pension

    Duetsche Rentenversicherung Nord

    Friedrich-Ebert-Damm 245

    22159 Hamburg


  • Seaman's insurance/Miner’s insurance/railroad

    Worker’s Insurance

    Duetsche Rentenversicherung Knappschaft-Bahn-See

    Pieperstraße 14-28

    44789 Bochum


NOTE: Only the agencies listed are official liaison agencies.

C. Procedure

Examine item F of form D/USA 1 or item G of form D/USA 2 to determine the nature of the worker's last employment in Germany.

If the worker's last employment was... then the correct German liaison agency is.....
as a seaman or in the maritime industry DRV Knappschaft-Bahn-See
in the railroad industry DRV Knappschaft-Bahn-See
in the mining industry DRV Knappschaft-Bahn-See
as a wage earner primarily engaged in physical work Bundesknappschaft, DRV Nord
as a salaried person primarily engaged in mental work DRV Bund
not indicated on the application form or other material DRV Bund

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GN 01708.025 - German Liaison Agencies - 11/14/2023
Batch run: 11/14/2023