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A certification confirms the conformity of copies, photographs, reproductions, negatives, printouts of electronic documents or electronic documents with the original. Signatures and hand signals on documents shall be certified by the authorities if the signed document is to be submitted to an authority or to another body which, on the basis of a legal document, is required to produce the signed document; is needed. If a certification is required for use abroad, a simple certification is not sufficient. See for this case under Legalization and Apostille.

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The document to be authenticated and the original. When certifying signatures or hand signals, proof of identity (e.g. identity card or passport) and the document on which the signature or hand sign to be provided are to be certified shall be provided.



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An official certification is not sufficient to where a public certification or certification (by notaries, courts or certain authorities, e.g. the Youth Office) is required, or if the exclusive competence of a particular authority exists (e.g. civil status certificates only from the registry office, extracts from the property register only from the cadastral and surveying authorities).
Section 33 Hessian Administrative Procedure Act - Certification of Documents Section 34 Hessian Administrative Procedure Act - Certification of signatures and hand signals

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Last update or date of publication
16.11.2016