Getting your tax ID

The tax number is a personal identification number that is automatically created for you when you first move to Germany. This number will then remain valid for your entire life and will also be used again if you leave Germany and return in the future.

The tax number is created after your registration at the Bürgeramt. This happens automatically, you do not have to apply for it separately.
About six to eight weeks after your registration you will receive a letter with your tax identification number. Please keep this document in a safe place.
If you have an employment contract at Saar University, please inform the Human Resources Department about your identification number.


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