Country Summary

Country nameGermany
ISO codeDE
RegionEurope

Numbers Summary

Mobile Prefixes+49157
Toll-Free Prefixes+49800
National Prefixes+4932

Germany: Local Numbers

Requirements for Individuals

German local numbers are not available to individuals.

German local numbers are not available to individuals.

Requirements for Businesses

Information RequiredDocumentation RequiredAcceptable Documentation One of the following

Business Name

Proof of Identity

  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug)

Business Address

Must be within the locality or region covered by the phone number’s prefix. A PO Box is not acceptable where a local address is required.

Proof of Local Address

  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug) showing local address
  • Trade license (Gewerbeanmeldung) showing local address
Information Required

Business Name

Documentation Required

Proof of Identity

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug)
Information Required

Business Address

Must be within the locality or region covered by the phone number’s prefix. A PO Box is not acceptable where a local address is required.

Documentation Required

Proof of Local Address

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug) showing local address
  • Trade license (Gewerbeanmeldung) showing local address

Germany: Mobile Numbers

Requirements for Individuals

German mobile numbers are not available to individuals.

German mobile numbers are not available to individuals.

Requirements for Businesses

Information RequiredDocumentation RequiredAcceptable Documentation One of the following

Business Name

Proof of Identity

  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug)

Business Address

Must be within Germany

Proof of Address

  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug) showing matching address

German VAT number

No documentation required

Information Required

Business Name

Documentation Required

Proof of Identity

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug)
Information Required

Business Address

Must be within Germany

Documentation Required

Proof of Address

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug) showing matching address
Information Required

German VAT number

Documentation Required

No documentation required

Acceptable Documentation One of the following

Germany: National Numbers

Requirements for Individuals

Information RequiredDocumentation RequiredAcceptable Documentation One of the following

Name

Proof of Identity

  • Government-issued ID
  • German Visa
  • Passport

Address

Must be within Germany.

Proof of German Address

  • Government-issued ID showing German address

Date of Birth

Proof of Date of Birth

  • Government-issued ID showing date of birth
  • Passport
Information Required

Name

Documentation Required

Proof of Identity

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Government-issued ID
  • German Visa
  • Passport
Information Required

Address

Must be within Germany.

Documentation Required

Proof of German Address

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Government-issued ID showing German address
Information Required

Date of Birth

Documentation Required

Proof of Date of Birth

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Government-issued ID showing date of birth
  • Passport

Requirements for Businesses

Information RequiredDocumentation RequiredAcceptable Documentation One of the following

Business Name

Proof of Identity

  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug)

Business Address

Must be within Germany.

Proof of German Address

  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug) showing German address
  • Trade license (Gewerbeanmeldung) showing German address
Information Required

Business Name

Documentation Required

Proof of Identity

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug)
Information Required

Business Address

Must be within Germany.

Documentation Required

Proof of German Address

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug) showing German address
  • Trade license (Gewerbeanmeldung) showing German address

Germany: Toll-Free Numbers

Requirements for Individuals

Information RequiredDocumentation RequiredAcceptable Documentation One of the following

Name

Proof of Identity

  • Government-issued ID
  • German Visa
  • Passport

Numbers Allocated

Proof of Allocation

  • Copy of the Allocation Letter (Zuteilungsbescheid) showing name of the person displayed on the Allocation Letter

German toll-free numbers are allocated directly by the national regulator (BNetzA) to individuals and businesses upon application. You will need to apply for a toll-free number from BNetzA; once received we can activate it for you. The procedure for the application and activation of a toll-free number can be found here. Please note that you will need an address in Germany to apply for a toll-free number. In order to activate the number on our network, you will need to provide us the above information.

Information Required

Name

Documentation Required

Proof of Identity

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Government-issued ID
  • German Visa
  • Passport
Information Required

Numbers Allocated

Documentation Required

Proof of Allocation

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Copy of the Allocation Letter (Zuteilungsbescheid) showing name of the person displayed on the Allocation Letter

German toll-free numbers are allocated directly by the national regulator (BNetzA) to individuals and businesses upon application. You will need to apply for a toll-free number from BNetzA; once received we can activate it for you. The procedure for the application and activation of a toll-free number can be found here. Please note that you will need an address in Germany to apply for a toll-free number. In order to activate the number on our network, you will need to provide us the above information.

Requirements for Businesses

Information RequiredDocumentation RequiredAcceptable Documentation One of the following

Business Name

Proof of Identity

  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug)

Numbers Allocated

Proof of Allocation

  • Copy of the Allocation Letter (Zuteilungsbescheid) showing name of the company displayed on the Allocation Letter

VAT Number

No documentation required

German toll-free numbers are allocated directly by the national regulator (BNetzA) to individuals and businesses upon application. You will need to apply for a toll-free number from BNetzA; once received we can activate it for you. The procedure for the application and activation of a toll-free number can be found here. Please note that you will need an address in Germany to apply for a toll-free number. In order to activate the number on our network, you will need to provide us the above information.

Information Required

Business Name

Documentation Required

Proof of Identity

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Excerpt from the commercial register (Handelsregisterauszug)
Information Required

Numbers Allocated

Documentation Required

Proof of Allocation

Acceptable Documentation One of the following
  • Copy of the Allocation Letter (Zuteilungsbescheid) showing name of the company displayed on the Allocation Letter
Information Required

VAT Number

Documentation Required

No documentation required

Acceptable Documentation One of the following

German toll-free numbers are allocated directly by the national regulator (BNetzA) to individuals and businesses upon application. You will need to apply for a toll-free number from BNetzA; once received we can activate it for you. The procedure for the application and activation of a toll-free number can be found here. Please note that you will need an address in Germany to apply for a toll-free number. In order to activate the number on our network, you will need to provide us the above information.

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