Certification of other documents / Bremerhaven Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Each authority may certify copies of documents which it has issued itself or which are for its own use.

Furthermore, we are entitled to certify official copies of documents issued by a German authority or whose copy is intended for presentation to a German authority.

This does not apply if the issuing of certified copies is reserved exclusively for other authorities.

These are in particular for

  • extracts from the register of associations - > the local court / register of associations
  • land register extracts - > the land registry
  • Civil status certificates issued in Bremerhaven - > the registry office
  • personal civil status certificates issued in the Federal Republic of Germany - > the respective competent registry office at the place of issue.

    Official certification of documents that are to be used privately is not possible. Only certification by a notary public is possible here.


  • Presentation of the original document
  • Copies brought in must reproduce the entire original document
  • A multi-page document must not be copied on both sides


  • 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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