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The death of a person must be reported orally or in writing to the registry office.

The death of a person must be reported orally or in writing to the registry office.

In the event of deaths in hospitals, old people's and nursing homes and similar institutions, the obligation to notify falls on the institution's sponsor. Otherwise, a death is obliged to be reported in the following order:

  • Any person who has lived with the deceased in a domestic community,
  • the person in whose home the death occurred,
  • any other person who was present at the death or who is informed of the death from his own knowledge.

The last group of cases also includes the undertakers, who usually take over the notification after the clinics.

  • marriage or civil partnership certificate of the last marriage or civil partnership and, where applicable, proof of its dissolution,
  • birth certificate, if there was no marriage or civil partnership,
  • proof of last place of residence and
  • medical certificate of death.
  • §§ 28 et seq. Civil Status Act (PStG),
  • §§ 37 et seq. Ordinance on the Implementation of the Civil Status Act (Civil Status Ordinance - PStV).

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  • §§ 37 ff. PStV
  • §§ 28 ff. PStGPStG

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