Birth abroad Apostasy at births on seagoing ships

If a child is born during a voyage on a seagoing vessel flying the federal flag, the persons obliged to notify must immediately report the birth to the skipper orally, providing the information necessary for the registration of the birth. The skipper shall produce a transcript on these indicators, which shall contain the data on the newborn to be certified later. The advertisement shall be signed by the advertiser and the skipper. The skipper sends the minutes to the next sailor's office, which forwards the advertisement to the registry office I in Berlin for the registration. If the seagoing vessel does not fly a federal flag, it is a foreign birth, which is only certified on application with the Residence Office under the conditions of Section 36 of the PStG.

Minutes of the skipper on the indication of the birth. The need for further documentation depends on the individual case.


Birth certificates can preferably be requested via the web form, if necessary also by post, by fax or in person. No application form is required for personal consultation.

Preconditions
Birth on a seagoing ship that carries the German flag.
Section 37 Civil Status Act (PStG)

Notes for the certificate of the birth of a child on a seagoing vessel carrying the federal flag can be found on the website of the registry office I in Berlin: https://www.berlin.de/labo/buergerdienste/standesamt-i-in-berlin/dienstleistungen/service.214118.php/dienstleistung/326193/