Definition of "Sozialversicherungsnummer"

A definition of the term "Sozialversicherungsnummer", in plain English.

The Sozialversicherungsnummer, Versicherungsnummer, Rentenversicherungsnummer or RNVR is the German pension insurance number. It's the unique number the german public pension scheme (the Deutsche Rentenversicherung) uses to identify you. You can request this number from your health insurance company. The German social insurance number has this format: 12 123456 A 1231.

For more details, see this guide.