Entitlement to reimbursement for travel expenses

In accordance with the administrative provisions of Section 3 of the Bundesreisekostengesetz (BRKGVwV - German Travel Expenses Act), an individual is only entitled to reimbursement for travel expenses if the expenditure of the business traveller and the length of the business trip were necessary for the business purpose. With regard to the length of the business trip, the travel expense allowance can only consider an appropriate (based on the business times) arrival and departure. This may deviate from the actual travelling times chosen for personal reasons. Also see the connection of business trips with personal trips.

For information on the reimbursement amounts for travel expenses, see Entitlement to travel expense allowance, daily allowance, etc.

In order to claim reimbursement for travel expenses, please process the approved application for the trip in WinTrip or, if this has not yet been introduced within your institution, use the forms Application for invoicing a business trip within Germany or  Application for invoicing a business trip abroad.