A child allowance is typically paid if you and your child have a residence permit for Germany (although not under §16 of the Residence Act for university studies or language study) and are registered in Germany. Your child must be registered in Germany or another EU state.
A child allowance is paid at least until the child's eighteenth birthday. If your child is attending school, completing vocational training, or studying at university, then a child allowance can be paid until they turn 25. For each child, the monthly allowance amounts to 250 euros (effective from January 1st, 2023).
|EU/EEC citizens and citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Montenegro, Morocco, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunesia, and Turkey
|are authorized to receive a child allowance, if:
|You are employed in Germany as an employee required to carry unemployment insurance, or if you receive unemployment benefits or sickness benefits, regardless of whether you have a permanent visa or a residence permit.
|You have a valid permanent visa or residence permit under §§18b, 18c, 18d, §19c, §20, §28, §29 or §30. You cannot apply for a child allowance if you have a residence permit under §16 (university studies, language study).
|Necessary documents & information
|Application form including annex + Copy of your passport + Copy of your child’s passport + Copy of birth certificate for newborns + Bank information + Tax ID for you and your child
|Application form incl. annex + Copy of your passport and your residence permit + Copy of your child’s passport and residence permit + Copy of birth certificate for newborns + Bank information + Tax ID for you and your child