Birth abroad

If you or a close relative was born abroad, you can apply to the registry office in Germany for the subsequent registration of the birth in the birth register (formerly the birth register). There is no obligation to re-certify duly issued birth certificates from abroad are generally recognised in Germany. However, the subsequent entry in the birth register can be advantageous, because the local registry office can then issue you with a German birth certificate. Any translations and certifications of the foreign document will therefore be omitted in the future.

foreign birth certificate with translation; Legalization / Apostille if necessary valid identity card, passport or passport Marriage and birth certificates of the parents of the person to which the entry relates Where applicable, naturalisation certificate / citizenship card In addition, the presentation of further documents may be required please inquire in advance at the registry office.

Post-registration of the birth is possible for German nationals Stateless, homeless foreigners and foreign refugees habitually resident in Germany Applicants are the person to be entered himself their parents their children spouse or civil partner
Section 36 Civil Status Act (PStG) Citizenship Act (StAG) Ordinance on fees for public services in the department of the Minister of the Interior and for Local Government - Geb OMIK

Registry Office I in Berlin: Information on the birth of a child abroad

Please ask you for details of the modalities and documents that the registry office needs in detail. Gather the necessary documents and visit the registry office. The registrar or registrar checks whether the certificate can be confirmed by a German registry office. If the conditions are met, registration in the birth register can take place. If necessary, the registry office will issue you with a birth certificate after registration has been made.

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Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), VII1
Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs, Ref. 23

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