Death - registration and certification Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Deaths are usually reported by funeral directors to the registry office. The institutes take care of all formalities at the registry office and are informed about which documents are required in each individual case for the notarisation of the death. The death certificates are handed over to you by the institute. A personal notification of a death is possible.

  • If you do not commission a funeral parlour and wish to report the death to the registry office yourself, the following documents are generally required:,
    • Identity card of the notifying party or a written notification from a hospital or nursing home if the deceased died there,
    • the medical certificate of death (death certificate),
    • the marriage or civil partnership certificate of the last marriage or civil partnership and, where applicable, proof of its dissolution
    • the birth certificate,
    • proof of the deceased's last place of residence (extended registration information (available from the competent registration office))

    It may be necessary to submit further documents.

    The registry office will be happy to advise you.


The death must be reported to the registry office at the latest on the third working day following the death. The registry office of the place of death is responsible. The same deadline applies to stillbirths.

  • §§ 28 ff Personenstandsgesetz (PStG)
  • §§ 37 ff Personenstandsverordnung (PStV)

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