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Facts About terminating your German Broadcasting Fee

If you need to cancel the “Rundfunkbeitrag” you should not miss our detailed blog post on this topic: What is Rundfunkbeitrag?

Who is required to cancel the broadcasting fees?

The broadcasting fee only has to be paid once per flat or house. If you move into a flat for which a fee is already paid (shared apartment or moving in with a partner), you can cancel your GEZ account.

How to cancel the Rundfunkbeitrag properly?

Attention! Deregistering your residence is not sufficient to stop payments to the GEZ. Your contribution account must be properly terminated.

What Documents You Need to cancel the GEZ?

If you move out of Germany, you can also close your GEZ account. To do this, you need a confirmation of deregistration from your former German registration address.

What is the typical processing time for the cancellation?

As soon as we have received your deregistration certificate, we will cancel your contract with the GEZ. This is effective immediately and you will receive a digital confirmation. You will receive the original cancellation confirmation about 4-6 weeks later.

Who is required to cancel the broadcasting fees?

The broadcasting fee only has to be paid once per flat or house. If you move into a flat for which a fee is already paid (shared apartment or moving in with a partner), you can cancel your GEZ account.

How to cancel the Rundfunkbeitrag properly?

Attention! Deregistering your residence is not sufficient to stop payments to the GEZ. Your contribution account must be properly terminated.

What Documents You Need to cancel the GEZ?

If you move out of Germany, you can also close your GEZ account. To do this, you need a confirmation of deregistration from your former German registration address.

What is the typical processing time for the cancellation?

As soon as we have received your deregistration certificate, we will cancel your contract with the GEZ. This is effective immediately and you will receive a digital confirmation. You will receive the original cancellation confirmation about 4-6 weeks later.

Don’t let language barriers slow you down – our online services are here to help.

Standard GEZ Cancelation

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€29,90

  • Book online in English!
  • We cancel your GEZ contributions for you
  • You recieve the GEZ cancellation at your address
  • English customer support via email
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Premium GEZ Cancelation

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€49,90

  • Book online in English!
  • We cancel your GEZ contributions for you
  • We receive your cancelation confirmation at our German address
  • We send the orriginal cancellation confirmation to a desired address worldwide
  • English customer support via email

Premium GEZ Cancellation

Now € 49,90 / one-time

After booking, you do not have to worry about anything.

Requirements: You have a residence deregistration certificate or you have booked the residence deregistration with us.

And you have your 9-digit contribution number. In this blog post, you will learn where to find it: What is the Rundfunkbeitrag?

How the process works:

  • Click on the button “start now”
  • The first step is the booking
  • Fill in the form on our website & provide all necessary information
  • We create a support ticket with further details
  • We’ll handle all communication with the GEZ
  • The confirmation will be sent by GEZ to our address in Germany
  • We will send you a scan of the confirmation in your ticket

Premium GEZ Cancellation

Now € 49,90 / one-time

After booking, you do not have to worry about anything.

Requirements: You have a residence deregistration certificate or you have booked the residence deregistration with us.

And you have your 9-digit contribution number. In this blog post, you will learn where to find it: What is the Rundfunkbeitrag?

How the process works:

  • Click on the button “start now”
  • The first step is the booking
  • Fill in the form on our website & provide all necessary information
  • We create a support ticket with further details
  • We’ll handle all communication with the GEZ
  • The confirmation will be sent by GEZ to our address in Germany
  • We will send you a scan of the confirmation in your ticket

Standard GEZ Cancellation

Now € 29,90 / one-time

We cancel your GEZ fee for you

Requirements: You have a residence deregistration certificate or you have booked the residence deregistration with us.

And you have your 9-digit contribution number. In this blog post, you will learn where to find it: What is the Rundfunkbeitrag?

  • Click on the button “start now”
  • The first step is the booking
  • Fill in the form on our website & provide all necessary information
  • We create a support ticket with further details
  • We’ll handle all communication with the GEZ
  • The confirmation will be sent by GEZ to the address you specify

Standard GEZ Cancellation

Now € 29,90 / one-time

We cancel your GEZ fee for you

Requirements: You have a residence deregistration certificate or you have booked the residence deregistration with us.

And you have your 9-digit contribution number. In this blog post, you will learn where to find it: What is the Rundfunkbeitrag?

  • Click on the button “start now”
  • The first step is the booking
  • Fill in the form on our website & provide all necessary information
  • We create a support ticket with further details
  • We’ll handle all communication with the GEZ
  • The confirmation will be sent by GEZ to the address you specify

Facts about our Service

FAQ GEZ Cancellation

What is the GEZ / Rundfunkbeitrag?

GEZ is short for “Gebühreneinzugszentrale”, which means “broadcasting fee collecting agency.” The GEZ is now known as ARD ZDF Deutschlandradio Beitragsservice. Because the new name is so hideously long, people still refer to the broadcasting corporation as GEZ. Expats also call it “radio tax”, “broadcasting license”, or “state broadcasting contribution”. In England, they call their broadcasting service fee a “television license.”

How to cancel your broadcasting contribution when leaving Germany?

You can cancel the GEZ fees if you are moving to an apartment for which broadcasting fees are already being paid, if you’re moving abroad or if you give up a second home. If the person paying the fee lived alone and has died, relatives must cancel the broadcasting fee.

You can terminate your contract anytime if you fulfil one stated reason. There is no specific notice period, however, you should remember that the termination of the broadcasting fees only becomes effective in the following month. The termination doesn’t cost an additional fee.

What if you don’t speak German or you’re already abroad?

Your termination confirmation can only be sent to a German address. Even if you’ve booked mail forwarding, various types of official mail (the really important stuff) will not be sent to your new address! Mail from Authorities, which contains a postal delivery certificate, is not forwarded. Official letters are usually not forwarded by a forwarding order but are returned to the sender’s address. Letters from the bank, the tax office, or other authorities will not arrive at your new address.

The Cancellation Service of SympatMe

So if you would like assistance, you can get in touch with SympatMe and book one of our convenient packages. Your termination confirmation can only be sent to a German address. We’ve got your back; we’re your german address. As soon as the process begins, you’ll receive a pdf with the confirmation details. Once we receive your documents, we’ll send you a digital version via email.  Easy peasy, no-hassle, problem solved. You can fill in your details in English on our website, and we will take it from there.

Which package is right for me?

If you have a small budget, live in Germany and understand the language, the Self-Service package is the right choice.

If you are already abroad, don’t speak German, or don’t have the time to do it yourself, we recommend the Premium Package. If you want the original confirmation sent to your new address, we will be happy to do that for an additional charge of 20€.

What is the procedure with the Premium Package?

If you would like assistance or no longer have a German address, you can book our Premium package. 

You can enter your details in English on our website. We’ll handle the rest. Once we receive your confirmation document, we will provide you with a digital version via email.

What are the payment options?

You can choose from the following payment methods:

  • Credit card
  • (Instant) Bank Transfer
  • Apple pay
  • PayPal
  • Bancontact
  • EPS
  • Giropay
  • iDEAL
  • Przelewy24
  • KBC/ CBC Payment Button
  • Belfius Direct Net

Once you click “buy,” we direct you to our payment provider’s page. There you can complete your payment.

We do not store your payment details at any time!

After successful payment, we redirect you back to our site.