Signatures: Certification Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
The official certification of signatures is used for identity checks. The competent body may certify signatures if:
- the signed document is required for submission to a German authority or agency to be submitted to the signed document on the basis of a legal document, and
- signature is made in the presence of the certifying employee.
Signatures may not be officially certified if:
require public certification by a notary (Section 129 of the Civil Code (BGB)) e.g.
- signature certifications under contracts or declarations in the field of family and inheritance law;
- in association and commercial register matters;
- they are presented without any accompanying text (blank signatures),
- the document submitted is not required for submission to an authority or to any other body to be submitted to the signed document on the basis of a legal document (e.g. so-called "Declarations and declarations of the Reich") or to read through is refused,
- documents are written in a foreign language.
- Proof of the identity of the applicant (e.g. identity card or passport)
- Document on which the signature to be provided is to be certified
§ 34 Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz (VwVfG)
§ 1 Abs. 1 Niedersächsisches Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz (NVwVfG)
§ 3 Niedersächsisches Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz (NVwVfG)
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