Thursday, August 8, 2013

German Pension documents and the VA Notary

Germany requires that pensioners living in VA and other states to submit a notarized statement annually that the pensioner is still alive. The document calls for the pensioner to sign on the front of the document and the notary sign and stamp on the back.This does not meet VA standards of notarization. It is strongly recommenced that the stamp a complete VA acknowledgement and notary seal on the front and back but only charge for one notarization. Germany requires the pensioner to send a copy of identification presented to the notary. This copy is not notarized as a exact copy and is the sole responsibility of the pensioner to copy. If the pensioner is disabled, there is a provision in the document for a person to sign on behalf of pensioner but a medical certificate must be submitted. The instructions are in German,French, and English.