Apply for a post-registration of a foreign birth at the registry office I in Berlin

If you or your child was born abroad, you can apply for a subsequent registration of the birth. There is no legal obligation to re-report. A proper foreign birth certificate (possibly with translation, legalisation or apostille) also proves the fact of birth. A post-declaration can be useful if the name or the ancestry relationships are to be proven bindingly in Germany. In addition, the registry office I in Berlin can issue you new documents (also in several languages) at any time after the certificate has been certified. If the German parent was born abroad after 31.12.1999, the child acquires German nationality for habitual residence abroad only if the certificate of birth is requested in the German birth register within one year of the birth of the child, unless the child would otherwise become stateless.

As a rule, you need the following documents: complete foreign birth register extract or, if not available, the child's birth certificate, if applicable with translation, legalisation or apostille birth certificates of the parents, if necessary with translation, legalization or apostille Parents' ID cards Where applicable, naturalisation certificate or citizenship card if the mother is or was married: Marriage certificate, if applicable with translation, legalisation or apostille and in the case of termination of the marriage: proof of dissolution if the parents are not married to each other: where appropriate, proof of paternity recognition and the mother's declaration of consent where appropriate, evidence of joint parental custody The presentation of further documents may be required. This depends on the foreign deed system and can only be assessed after examination of the application.

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The child has acquired German nationality by descent from a German parent or by naturalization. Applicants are the person to be entered himself their parents their children spouse or civil partner There has never been a residence in Germany for the child or the applicant (then the registry office I in Berlin is responsible)

In principle, the application can be made at the residence abroad via the German diplomatic mission. All documents and ID cards must be presented there in their original form. If necessary, certified copies may be made at the diplomatic mission abroad, for which additional fees apply. As a rule, the diplomatic mission abroad can also determine whether a declaration of name is required. In this case, a declaration of this information can be received on the spot.