Certify maternity recognition

An declaration recognising motherhood to a child can be certified in any registry office, at youth offices and before notaries. Recognition of motherhood shall apply only where the parentage of a child, not married parents, is governed by the law of the State in which the child is habitually resident or, alternatively, by the mother's home law. If the foreign home law requires the mother or father to be granted maternity recognition, it will be certified publicly. The rules apply as in the case of paternity recognition.

Proof of identity (e.B. identity card, passport, Id card)


at the registry office

Preconditions
Recognition must be publicly certified. Recognition of motherhood can be given in any office, youth offices and notaries. Recognition and consent are not in need of reception and do not require receipt by a particular registry office or other authority for their effectiveness. Recognition of motherhood shall apply only where the parentage of a child, not married parents, is governed by the law of the State in which the child is habitually resident or, alternatively, by the mother's home law. If the foreign home law requires the mother or father to be granted maternity recognition, it will be certified publicly. The rules apply as in the case of paternity recognition. Recognition under condition or time determination is ineffective. Recognition also requires the consent of the child if the mother is not entitled to parental care in this respect. Those who are limited in their ability to do business can only recognize themselves, but require the consent of the legal representative. For incapacitated persons, the legal representative may, with the permission of the Family Court, recognise; if the legal representative is a supervisor, the approval of the care court is required. For a child who is incapacitated, or a child who is not yet 14 years of age, only the legal representative can agree to recognition. Recognitions or consents cannot be declared by an authorised person.
Art. 19 sec. 1 sentence 1 ETUC Section 27 PStG Section 44 Civil Status Act (PStG) Sections 1591 to 1599 BGB

Recognition of motherhood can be given in any office of the stadium, at all youth offices and notaries. The appreciative woman declares to be the mother of the child. The registrar must examine the declaration of recognition in order to prevent ineffective recognitions as far as possible. In particular, audited: The identity of the appreciative, the mother and the child The business capacity of the parties Any previous status findings The registrar clarifies the consequences of the name. Recognition is publicly certified

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  • Senator for Home Affairs, Unit 23 - Civil status law, the state of Bremen

Last update or date of publication
09.10.2020