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Subsequent certification of a death abroad

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Properly issued death certificates from abroad are generally recognized in Germany. There is no obligation for subsequent certification.
However, the subsequent entry in the death register can be advantageous because the local registry office can then issue you with a German death certificate. Any translations and certifications of the foreign death certificate will therefore no longer be necessary in the future.


Who should I contact?

To the registry office

  • at the last German place of residence or stay of the deceased person or
  • at the German place of residence or domicile of the person entitled to apply (e.g. German place of residence of the children of the person who died abroad).

In all other cases to the
Registry Office I in Berlin
Schönstedtstr. 5
13357 Berlin (Mitte)
Phone: + 49 30 - 90 269-5000
Fax: + 49 30 - 90 269-5245

Which documents are required?
  • Foreign death certificate with translation; legalization / apostille if necessary,
  • Identity card or passport of the applicant (or a recognized substitute personal document).

Documents of the deceased:

  • Proof of marital status (e.g. marriage certificate, divorce decree),
  • birth certificate.
  • If the deceased was naturalized, entitled to asylum, stateless, homeless foreigner or refugee, additionally the naturalization certificate or proof of special status.
What are the fees?

60.00 euros in accordance with the State Ordinance on Administrative Fees (General Tariff of Fees), tariff item 19.3.2.4.

Legal basis
  • §§ Section 36 of the Civil Status Act (PStG),
  • State Ordinance on Administrative Fees (General Tariff of Fees) Tariff item 19.3.2.4 - VwGebV.
Applications / forms

The application can be submitted informally.
Eligible applicants are

  • the children,
  • the parents,
  • the spouse or partner of the deceased person and
  • the German diplomatic mission abroad in whose jurisdiction the death occurred.
Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

To the registry office

  • at the last German place of residence or stay of the deceased person or
  • at the German place of residence or domicile of the person entitled to apply (e.g. German place of residence of the children of the person who died abroad).

In all other cases to the
Registry Office I in Berlin
Schönstedtstr. 5
13357 Berlin (Mitte)
Phone: + 49 30 - 90 269-5000
Fax: + 49 30 - 90 269-5245

Which documents are required?

  • Foreign death certificate with translation; legalization / apostille if necessary,
  • Identity card or passport of the applicant (or a recognized substitute personal document).

Documents of the deceased:

  • Proof of marital status (e.g. marriage certificate, divorce decree),
  • birth certificate.
  • If the deceased was naturalized, entitled to asylum, stateless, homeless foreigner or refugee, additionally the naturalization certificate or proof of special status.

What are the fees?

60.00 euros in accordance with the State Ordinance on Administrative Fees (General Tariff of Fees), tariff item 19.3.2.4.

Legal basis

  • §§ Section 36 of the Civil Status Act (PStG),
  • State Ordinance on Administrative Fees (General Tariff of Fees) Tariff item 19.3.2.4 - VwGebV.

Applications / forms

The application can be submitted informally.
Eligible applicants are

  • the children,
  • the parents,
  • the spouse or partner of the deceased person and
  • the German diplomatic mission abroad in whose jurisdiction the death occurred.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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