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The birth of a child must be reported to the registry office responsible for the place of birth.

If your child is born in a hospital or other institution where obstetrics is provided, the birth announcement will be taken over by this institution. In this case, you should inquire in good time at the maternity hospital which documents and documents you need to bring with you to the delivery date. .

If the birth does not take place in a hospital or other institution where obstetrics is provided (home birth), the birth must be reported personally to the registry office by a parent with custody within one week. If the parents are prevented from reporting, the birth of another person who was present at the birth must be reported.

You will need the following documents:

  • for married parents
    • Birth certificates of the parents
    • Marriage certificate or a certified printout from the marriage register
  • for unmarried parents
    • Mother's birth certificate
    • if paternity has already been recognised:
      • Declaration of recognition of paternity and mother's declaration of consent
      • Father's birth certificate
      • if applicable, the declaration of custody
  • Identity card, passport or a recognized passport replacement document of the parents
  • a certificate of birth issued by a doctor or a midwife or a maternity nurse, provided that they were present at the birth

A marriage certificate must also be presented if the marriage has since been divorced or the husband has died.


After certification of the birth in the birth register , birth certificates can be issued.

Related Links

  • §§ 18ff Civil Status Act (PStG)
  • § 31 Civil Status Ordinance (PStV)

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