responsibility finder
Schleswig-Holstein

Request a certificate of sole custody

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Do you have sole custody of your child and need a certificate (negative certificate)? Find out more here.

If you as the mother are not married to the father of the child and no entries have been made in the custody register, you can request a certificate of sole custody (negative certificate) from the responsible youth welfare office.
A custody register is kept there for children of unmarried parents. Entries are made in this custody register if:

  • declarations of custody are made.
  • Custody has been awarded jointly in whole or in part on the basis of a final court decision.
  • Custody has been wholly or partly withdrawn from the mother or transferred to the father on the basis of a final court decision.

If no entry has been made in the custody register, you will be issued with a written certificate of sole custody.
If, on the basis of a court decision, entries have been made in the custody register that relate to the distribution of parental custody, you will receive written information that entries have been made in the custody register.


Process flow

You can apply for a certificate of sole custody (negative certificate) from your local youth welfare office.

  • Submit an application in writing.
  • If no entries have been made in the custody register, you will be sent a written certificate.
Who should I contact?

Youth welfare office of the district or independent city.

Competent authority

Responsible youth welfare office

Requirements
  • Date of birth of the child
  • Place of birth of the child
  • Name of the child at the time the birth was certified
Which documents are required?

Proof of identification (identity card or passport)

What are the fees?

Free of charge

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

None

Processing duration

3 days to 6 weeks

Legal basis

§ Section 58 of the German Social Code VIII (SGB)

https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/sgb_8/__58.html

Appeal

No

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
The Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Integration and Sport

Professionally released on

19.10.2022

Teaser

Do you have sole custody of your child and need a certificate (negative certificate)? Find out more here.

Process flow

You can apply for a certificate of sole custody (negative certificate) from your local youth welfare office.

  • Submit an application in writing.
  • If no entries have been made in the custody register, you will be sent a written certificate.

Who should I contact?

Youth welfare office of the district or independent city.

Competent authority

Responsible youth welfare office

Requirements

  • Date of birth of the child
  • Place of birth of the child
  • Name of the child at the time the birth was certified

Which documents are required?

Proof of identification (identity card or passport)

What are the fees?

Free of charge

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

None

Processing duration

3 days to 6 weeks

Legal basis

§ Section 58 of the German Social Code VIII (SGB)

https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/sgb_8/__58.html

Appeal

No

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Free Hanseatic City of Bremen
The Senator for Social Affairs, Youth, Integration and Sport

Professionally released on

19.10.2022

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