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Late repatriate certificate issuance

If you have received a notice of admission as an ethnic German repatriate and are registered in Germany at your new place of residence, you will receive a certificate as an ethnic German repatriate and thus German citizenship.

You are considered an ethnic German resettler if you are of German descent and live in a state of the former Eastern Bloc or the successor states of the former Soviet Union. Your stay in Germany must be justified and approved via a special admission procedure.

After entering the Federal Republic of Germany, you will first be taken to the Friedland Reception Center of the Federal Office of Administration. There you and your family members will undergo a registration and distribution procedure. You will receive a registration certificate confirming your participation in the procedure.

You will then be assigned to a federal state to which you and your family will relocate. You will then receive a certificate from the Federal Office of Administration confirming that you are an ethnic German repatriate or a relative.

This certificate also gives you German citizenship and entitles you to benefits from, for example, pension and statutory accident insurance, the Federal Employment Agency or social welfare offices.

You do not have to apply for the certificate yourself, but will receive it automatically.

  • After you have completed the admission procedure at the initial reception centre of the Federal Office of Administration in Friedland, the certification procedure will also be initiated.
  • You will then be assigned to a state. Their family ties, work, employment and training opportunities are taken into account.
  • If you wish, you can submit a name declaration during the registration and distribution process (for example, to adapt your first and last name to the German language).
  • The certificate of late repatriation will then be sent to you by post to your place of residence.
  • They meet the requirements of ethnic German repatriates (BVFG).
  • You have gone through the admission procedure for ethnic German repatriates.
  • After your entry into the Federal Republic of Germany, you have been assigned to a federal state and registered with the responsible residents' registration office there.

The duration of the procedure can be up to several weeks.

Federal Office of Administration


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Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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