Authentication of documents and certificates issued abroad

The transcripts / copies of foreign documents can only be authenticated to a very limited extent. The documents must be in German - in the form of certified translations. The certificate of origin must be provided with an apostille or legalization.

  • Original documents and, if necessary, photocopies.


The certificate of origin has been certified for use in Germany (apostille or legalization) and translated into German by a recognized translator.


Please inform yourself in advance by phone!
Section 33 (1) Administrative Procedure Act (VwVfG)

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