Are you starting a job and your employer is asking you for your SVNR number? Well, if you don't speak German and you don't know what Sozialversicherungsnummer means, then you might be completely lost.
So, what's a Sozialversicherungsnummer?
Fortunately it's not that difficult. Your Sozialversicherungsnummer (SVNR) is your German pension number. Everyone in Germany who is employed or has health insurance needs an SVNR. This number keeps track of what your employer is paying into your pension. You may not be able to start at your new company until you give them your SVNR.
Read more about the SVNR on our blog.
How do I get my SVNR?
Usually, people get their SVNR automatically when they sign up for public health insurance. But if you're signing up for private insurance, then the system is a little different. You will have to request the SVNR yourself.
Luckily, if you're signing up for private insurance with Feather, we handle this step to you. Your SVNR will be sent to you by post at your registered address.
And if you're not a Feather customer yet, but planning on signing up with us, then feel free to use our service here: