Are you starting a job and your employer is asking you for your SVNR number? Well, if you don't speak German and you don't know what sozialversicherungsnummer means then you might be completely lost. 

So, what a Sozialversicherungsnummer?

Fortunately it's not that difficult. Your SVNR number is your German pension number.
Everyone in Germany who is employed or has health insurance needs a Sozialversicherungsnummer. This number keeps track of what your employer is paying into your pension. Anytime you start a new job, your employer will ask you for this number. Often times, you will not be able to start at your new company until you give them your SVNR.  

How do I get a SVNR number?

You will be issued your SVNR number automatically after you've signed up for public health insurance. You can sign up for TK health insurance super easily by clicking the link below and your SVNR will be sent to you just 24 hours after getting covered.

Who is Popsure? 

Popsure is an free service that makes German health insurance easy. To learn more visit

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