Birth certificate issuance multilingual Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
Do you need an international birth certificate for proof abroad? You can apply for such a multilingual extract from the birth register in person, in writing, by fax or by e-mail at the registry office of your place of birth. This document is valid in all States which have subscribed to the Convention of 08.09.1976 on the Issue of Multilingual Extracts from Civil Status Books. Note: If you need to obtain a birth certificate from another country, please contact the respective German representation abroad. Please read the information provided by the Federal Foreign Office.
Identity card or passport (for written application: certified copy) in the case of application / collection by representative: written power of attorney of the authorized person, his ID (original or certified copy and his own ID) where applicable, proof of legal interest
The personal data of the civil status registers are subject to data protection regulations. Register extracts can therefore only be issued for persons to whom the entry refers as well as for their spouses Life partner (within the meaning of the LPartG), ancestors and descendants (such as children and grandchildren), sibling if they prove a legitimate interest. Other persons, including closer relatives such as aunt and uncle, only receive a certificate if they can credibly demonstrate a legal interest (examples: letter from the probate court, court judgment or enforceable title). Note: Applicants must be at least 16 years old.
§ 50 Civil Status Ordinance (PStV) Ordinance on fees for public services in the portfolio of the Minister of the Interior and for Municipal Affairs Geb OMIK
Convention of 08.09.1976 on the issue of multilingual extracts from civil status books:
Personal application Visit the registry office that certified the birth. For legitimation, present your identity card or passport. As a rule, you pay the fee in advance when applying at the registry office. A person you trust can apply for and pick up the certificate for you, your representative will present your own identity card or passport (original or certified copy) in addition to a written power of attorney. Application by post or fax Send an informal letter to the responsible registry office with the request to issue you with an international birth certificate. Depending on the offer of the city or municipality, you will also find application forms on the Internet. Your letter must contain the following information: Surname, first name Date and place of birth Surname, first name of the parents if known: registry office and notarization number Enclose a certified copy of your identity card or passport with the letter By sending the certificate, you will receive a fee notice. Depending on the offer of the registry office, you can also submit the application online.
Responsible for the content
Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs, Ref. 23
Last update or date of publication