IMPORTANT NOTE: Relocation of the Tracing Service Hamburg Office

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GRC Tracing Service in your area:

Ethnic German repatriates

You can find a summary of the historical background to the topic of "Ethnic German repatriates in the area of family reunification". You’ll also obtain on the following pages a summary of the most important services which the GRC Tracing Service provides in this area.

The employees at the Hamburg office of the GRC Tracing Service specialise in family reunification.

They are happy to advice ethnic German repatriates and their family members on the following topics:

  • admission procedure in accordance with the German Displacement Act
  • family reunification in accordance with the German Aliens Act
  • determination of German nationality
  • formalities regarding immigration to Germany ("Wysow" and visa procedure)


GRC Headquarters
Tracing Service Hamburg Office/Family Reunification
Meiendorfer Straße 205
22145 Hamburg

Telephone: +49 (0)40 / 4 32 02 -0
Fax: +49 (0)40 / 4 32 02 -200

Many of those affected have legal, family and social questions regarding leaving where they grew up and moving to Germany. In addition, we are happy to provide advice regarding official and legal procedures and also provide information obtained from the documents in our possession.

Please take advantage of our support if you require documents which prove your claims in this respect. Finally, in certain cases we also provide tangible and health assistance for Germans in need living in the countries of Eastern and South-eastern Europe and well as in the successor states of the USSR.