Miscarriage: Certificate

Upon request, the registry office issues a certificate of miscarriage.

A miscarriage (womb fruit that was stillborn and weighs less than 500g) can be reported by a person who would have been entitled to personal care in the event of a live birth to the registry office in whose jurisdiction the miscarriage occurred. At the request of the notary, the registry office issues a certificate.

Proof that a miscarriage has taken place, for example:

  • Maternity passport,
  • certificate of miscarriage from the hospital;
  • if applicable, certificate of burial of the miscarriage;
  • Proof of identity: identity card or passport of the person indicating it.


A list of recognised counselling centres for pregnant women can be found on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Health, Science and Equality of the State of Schleswig-Holstein (MSGWG).

  • MSGWG - Counselling services for pregnant women and expectant fathers

§ 31 Civil Status Ordinance (PStV).

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  • § 31 PStV

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