Birth certificate Exhibition Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
The birth certificate proves the birth of a person, his first and surname as well as the details of the parents. You can have a birth certificate on the basis of the birth register kept in the competent registry office. The birth certificate is issued by the registry office that certified the birth. In federal states where there is a central register network, it is also possible to obtain the birth certificate from any other registry office.
To apply for a birth certificate, you need: your identity card or passport (in case of written application: certified copy), in the case of application or collection by a representative: written authorisation of the entitled person, his/her identity card or passport (original or certified copy) and the identity card or passport of the representative, proof of their legal interest, if applicable, for other persons.
Documents of civil status contain personal data, therefore their issuance is subject to data protection restrictions. Applicants (minimum age: 16 years): the person to which the birth certificate refers the spouse or civil partner (within the meaning of the Registered Partnership Act) ancestors and descendants of the person concerned (e.g. children and grandchildren), Siblings with legitimate interest Other persons, including close relatives such as aunts and uncles, will only receive a document if they can establish a legal interest (examples: letter from the probate court, court ruling or enforceable title).
In particular, a birth certificate may also be issued on a multilingual form for use abroad (International Birth Certificate according to the Convention of 8 September 1976 on the issuance of multilingual extracts from civil status books). You can use them abroad without a translation. You can have an international birth certificate issued at the registry office that has certified your birth.
- Section 55 paragraph 1 number 4 Of civil status law (PStG)
- No. 16.6 National Ordinance on Fees of General and Internal Administration, including police administration (Special List of Fees)
- Section 59 Civil Status Act (PStG)
- Section 50 Civil Status Ordinance (PStV)
- Section 62 Civil Status Act (PStG)
Personal application: Visit the registry office that certified the birth. Guests are required to present their identity card or passport to legitimise it. You usually pay the fee when applying to the registry office. In addition to yourself, a person of your trust may also order and collect the certificate for you. In addition to a written authorisation, she presents your identity card or passport (original or certified copy) and your own identity card or passport. Request by post or fax: Send an informal letter to the competent registry office asking you to issue a birth certificate. Your letter should include the following information: Name, First Name Date and place of birth Name, first name of parents if known: registry office and certificate number Attach a certified copy of your identity card or passport to the letter. By sending the certificate, you will receive a fee notice. Depending on the offer of the city or municipality, you can also submit the application online.