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Having worked in Australia, I'm now returning to Germany: Can I take my super with me?

A plane taxiing at Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne (AAP) Source: AAP

How can I claim my super if I leave Australia permanently? How do I apply for it? Do I have to adhere to a certain time-frame? Is it worth the administrative hassle?

Many temporary German residents, such as backpackers and expats, face the above dilemma when they permanently return to Europe.

To find out more, read the German version of this article.


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Ob sich der Aufwand lohnt, die australische Super nach Deutschland mitzunehmen?