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CANCEL BROADCASTING FEES IN GERMANY

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  • You don’t need to speak German to cancel the GEZ
  • You can cancel broadcasting fees online
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Facts About Broadcasting Fees in Germany

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

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.

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Cancel your German broadcasting fees

Cancel GEZ Premium

Now € 29,– / € 49,-

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
  • We receive the termination confirmation with our German address
  • We will send you a scan of the confirmation
  • If you want to receive the original by mail, it is € 20,- extra for postage & sending abroad

Cancel GEZ
Self-Service

Free of charge

When you click on “Start now” you will be taken to our step by step instructions that will help you to cancel the GEZ.

You can fill in your details in English on our website, and you will then receive a fully translated version that you can send to the GEZ along with your deregistration confirmation. Free of charge!

Please remember that you will need to provide a German address to have your termination confirmation sent. And you will be responsible for keeping in touch with the GEZ until you have your confirmation. It is very important that you receive this document because it will be your future proof of canceling your account with them.

We work with you individually, and our tailored approach allows you to choose the right service
for you!

Our service is fully digitalized, which means that you will not or barely need to deal with any paperwork, yes, even in Germany!

We are experts in our field, and you can trust that we will work on your case with commitment
and accuracy!

Facts about our Service

FAQ GEZ Cancellation

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.

Please keep in mind that we do our best to provide credible and up-to-date information, but we are not an official advisor (in the sense of the Legal Services Act, RDG) for taxes, legal matters, and the like. Our service does not replace an individual consultation with legal assistance, and we provide digital tools and automated workflows to assist with the residence deregistration and related necessary steps.