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Voluntary military service Provision of information

Compulsory military service has been suspended since 01.07.2011 until further notice. They are replaced by voluntary military service (FWD).

Since 01.07.2011, the Bundeswehr has been offering interested young women and men voluntary service for a period of up to 23 months.
The first 6 months are considered a probationary period.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the regional advice centres of the Bundeswehr.


  • Completion of the age of 18

Further information on the requirements can be found in the brochure "Voluntary Service – A Guide to Voluntary Military Service".

Which documents are required?

What are the fees?

There are no fees.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)