Birth register expression

A certified expression from the birth register (previously the birth register) shows all the data entered by the registry office in connection with the birth. You will receive the document, including any marginal comments, either as a new printout from the electronic register (if your registry office has already kept it) or Copy or exact copy of the birth record from the birth register. In addition to birth information (including time of birth and additional parental information), the term also includes subsequent changes, such as adoption or name change. The exact time (hour and minute) of your birth may also be communicated to you by the registry office upon request, without the need to issue a certificate. The expression from the birth register is issued by the registry office which certified the birth. If the birth is recorded in the electronic civil status register of a registry office in Brandenburg, it is also possible to obtain a register expression from any other Brandenburg registry office.

Identity card or passport (in case of written order: certified copy) in the case of application / collection by representatives: written authorisation of the entitled person whose ID where applicable, proof of legal interest


Preconditions
The personal data of the civil status registers are subject to data protection. Certified register printouts can therefore only be issued for people to which the entry refers as well as their Spouses life partner (in the sense of the LPartG), ancestors and descendants (such as children and grandchildren), siblings if they demonstrate a legitimate interest. Other persons, including close relatives such as aunts and uncles, will only receive a document if they can establish a legal interest (examples: letter from the probate court, court ruling or enforceable title). Applicant must be at least 16 years old.

Hints
The certified expression from the birth register replaces the earlier pedigree certificate (abolished on 01.01.2009).
Section 55 paragraph 1 number 4 Of civil status law (PStG) Section 62 Civil Status Act (PStG) Ordinance on fees for public services in the department of the Minister of the Interior and for Local Government - Geb OMIK

Personal application Visit the registry office that certified the birth. To legitimize, present your identity card or passport. You usually pay the fee in advance when applying to the registry office. A person of your trust can order and collect the certificate for you, your representative will present your own identity card or passport in addition to a written authorisation. Application by post or fax Send an informal letter to the competent registry office asking you to provide you with a certified expression from the birth register. Depending on the offer of the city or municipality, you will also find application forms on the Internet. Your letter must include the following information: Name, First Name Date and place of birth Name, first name of parents if known: registry office and certificate number Attach a certified copy of your identity card or passport to 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
Federal Ministry of the Interior
Ministry of the Interior and Municipal Affairs, Ref. 23

Last update or date of publication
02.07.2019