International birth certificates

The registry office of the place of the event (birth registry office) is responsible for issuing civil status documents.
  • In the case of a personal interview: ID cards or passports, if available an old birth certificate, if necessary proof of legal interest - data protection.
  • Civil status certificate that clarifies / proves the family relationship; if the applicant does not agree with the holder of the certificate.

Collection is also possible upon presentation of a power of attorney. The required identification of the principal as well as the power of attorney can also be presented as a copy / scan. Relatives in a straight line (father / mother or daughter / son or spouse / life partner) receive the certificate even without power of attorney.


Applicant must be over 16 years of age.


No telephone orders! Birth certificates can be requested in writing (letter post, e-mail, fax) or in person.

If you no longer know the location of the event registered by the registry office, please contact the general register of the Hamburg registry offices in writing. There it can be determined which registry office has notarized the civil status case.

For cases of civil status (birth, marriage, death) that have been recorded in a Hamburg registry office since 2009 , further documents can be issued in all Hamburg registry offices .
These documents, which are issued by a civil registry office other than the notarizing registry office, are provided with the addition - Certificate in accordance with Section 67 (3) of the Civil Status Act.
Important note !: With this addition, documents are not recognized abroad, eg birth certificates for entry into the USA. They must be issued by the registry office originally responsible.

Section 61 PStG Paragraph 1, Sentence 3 - Minimum age for application

Related Links

  • Registry office I in Berlin
  • General register of the Hamburg registry offices
  • Online service: request for certificates

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