What is a social security number?

Anna Updated by Anna

Sozialversicherungsnummer" is the name of the social security number in Germany. It is a 12-digit identification number that is given to each person at birth or when they first sign up for health insurance.

Your insurance provider needs this number for administrative purposes, and so will any employer if you decide to work alongside your studies.

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Can I provide my blocked account IBAN to activate my health insurance?

When filling out my application, what should I write in the “semesters I have studied” field?

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