Death certificates

The registry office of the event location (death registry) is responsible for issuing civil status documents.

For current deaths, please select the service - death notifications.

  • In the case of a personal interview: ID card or passport with last registration certificate, if necessary proof of legal interest - data protection.
  • Civil status certificate that clarifies / proves the family relationship.

Collection is also possible upon presentation of a power of attorney. Relatives in a straight line (father / mother or daughter / son) receive the certificate even without power of attorney.


No telephone orders! Applications can be made 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.

For death certificates for deaths that are more than 30 years ago, please contact the Hamburg State Archives (see link).

Related Links

  • Registry office I in Berlin
  • General register of the Hamburg registry offices
  • State archive, cultural authority
  • State Archives, civil status documents
  • Online service: request for certificates

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