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How do you register as a job seeker?
After your received notice of your termination, you must register at least 3 months before the end of the notice period with the Federal Employment Agency as a job seeker. In case the period of notice is shorter than 3 months, you only have 3 working days. If you do not register in time, the payment of your unemployment benefits will be blocked for one week.
Options for registering as a job seeker:
How do you register as unemployed?
If haven't found a new job when your employment ends, you must register as unemployed by the end of the notice period. In the event that you don't submit your registration in time, you won't start to receive your unemployment benefits from the beginning of your unemployment but after the registration has been successfully processed.
In person registration is required. In contrast to registering as a jobseeker, in-person registration with the Federal Employment Agency is required. Due to corona the Federal Employment Agency allows registration by telephone.
Documents to bring: