Life Certificate - Lebensbescheinigung

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Once a year, pensioners living in Kuwait receive the form “Lebensbescheinigung” (life certificate) requesting confirmation that they are still alive. The pensioner must personally sign this form and have his/her signature certified by an authorized agency or authority of their country of residence.

The certification may, for example, be issued by a public notary , social security officer, or physician. Other certified authorities are listed on the form.

Only in exceptional cases can a consular officer at the embassy certify a life certificate.

The pensioner must prove his or her identity by presenting a valid ID (e.g.  a valid Kuwaiti ID, a valid passport or a valid driver’s license).

To obtain a life certificate, please book an appointment.

If the pensioner is unable to personally sign the life certificate form (e.g. due to illness and/or incapacity) please read the information

below:

How to Notarize a Life Certificate in Case of Illness and/or Incapacity

If you do not receive the life certificate form, please directly contact your Pension Fund office in Germany.

Please ensure the Pension Fund office has your present address. Should you change your address kindly inform the Pension Fund office directly or through Deutsche Post.

Important: If the life certificate does not reach the Pension Fund office on the due date, pension payments will be discontinued.