Status clarification; application

If you want to check whether you are self-employed or employed, you can submit an application to determine your employment status.

Description

Prerequisites

  • You can apply for a status determination if you are a contractor or contracting entity.

Procedure

You can submit your application online, in person, or in writing.

Online application:

  • On the website of the German Pension Insurance Federation (DRV Bund) under "Online Services" you will find detailed information on the process.
  • If you follow the link "Submit application", you will be guided through the further steps and can select the desired application.
  • Alternatively, you can use the online services with registration. For example, you can see right away which insurance periods have already been recorded. You also save time and do not have to re-enter data you already know.
  • Complete the application in full and upload the required documents.
  • Submit your application online.
  • You will receive a confirmation of submission.
  • The responsible pension insurance institution will review your application.
  • You will receive a decision on your application.

In-person application:

  • Compile the necessary documents for your application and make an appointment with the DRV Bund by phone.
  • During your personal meeting, your application will be recorded electronically and forwarded online to the responsible pension insurance agency.
  • The responsible pension insurance agency will review your application.
  • You will receive a decision on your application.

Written application:

  • Go to the website of the DRV Bund.
  • Download the application form you need.
  • You can also pick up the form in person at the information and advice centers.
  • Fill out and sign the application form and attach the required documents.
  • Send all documents by mail to your pension insurance institution or hand them in at one of the local advice centers.
  • The responsible pension insurance institution will review your application.
  • You will receive a decision on your application.

A person you trust can also submit your application on your behalf. For this purpose, please submit a power of attorney to the pension insurance company. As long as the power of attorney is valid, the pension insurance company will only contact the person you have authorized.

If you give your consent to electronic communication, all correspondence can be done online. Either use the electronic mailbox under online services with registration or De-Mail.

Deadlines

There is no deadline.

Processing time

1 to 3 months

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    • Application for status determination
    • contractual agreements on the activity for which the employment status is to be determined

Forms

  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formularpaket Statusfeststellung
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.

Online procedures

Fees

  • There are no costs for you.

Remedy

  • Objection. Detailed information can be found in the notification.
  • Action before the Social Court. Detailed information can be found in the notice of appeal.

Status:02.07.2023

Responsible for editing:Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales

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  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
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