Authentication of identity documents / Bremerhaven Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

The authentication of these documents is for a specific purpose. In case of doubt, it will be checked whether a certification can be carried out according to the relevant regulations.

The following documents may be authenticated for the purpose of presentation to German offices or authorities:

  • ID cards
  • Passports ( no visas from USA)


  • Presentation of the original document
  • Copies are always made on site. Copies brought along will not be accepted.

Important: This is a service provided by a local authority. You can therefore only go to an office in your place of residence.


  • Certificates can also be certified by the issuing school
  • Documents under private law or for private use can be certified by any notary public.
  • The certification of foreign documents is carried out by the respective foreign missions.

  • § 33 Bremisches Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz (Brem. VwVfG)

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