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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for an international birth certificate


The birth certificate proves the birth of a person, his first and last names as well as the details of the parents. You can obtain a multilingual birth certificate on the basis of the birth register kept in the competent registry office. The multilingual form contains, inter alia, the languages English, French, Spanish and Italian. The document does not require any further certification (legalisation/apostille) in the Contracting States to the Convention.

Civil status documents contain personal data, so their issuance is subject to data protection restrictions.

  • Eligible applicants (minimum age: 16 years):
    • the person to whom the birth certificate refers
    • the spouse or partner (within the meaning of the Act on Registered Partnerships)
    • Ancestors and descendants of the affected person
    • Siblings with legitimate interest
  • Other people, including closer relatives such as aunts and uncles, only receive a certificate if they can credibly demonstrate a legal interest (for example, by writing to the probate court).

To apply for a birth certificate, you will need:

  • Your identity card or passport (if you apply in writing: certified copy),
  • if applied for or collected by a representative:
    • written power of attorney of the authorized person,
    • their identity card or passport (original or certified copy)
    • and the identity card or passport of the representative
  • certain persons must also demonstrate a legal or legitimate interest

Fees are charged for the issuance of a birth certificate in accordance with state law. Information about their amount can be obtained from the responsible registry office.

Contact the registry office.

  • Forms: none
  • Online service available: depending on the offer of the Office
  • Written form required:
  • Personal appearance required:

Personal application:

  • Visit the registry office that certified the birth.
  • You must present your identity card or passport for legitimation.
  • As a rule, you pay the fee when applying at the registry office.
  • In addition to yourself, a person you trust may also order and pick up the certificate for you. In addition to a written power of attorney, she presents her identity card or passport (original or certified copy) and her own identity card or passport.

Application by post or fax:

  • Send an informal letter to the responsible registry office with the request to issue you with a birth certificate.
  • Your letter should contain the following information:
    • Surname, first name
    • Date and place of birth
    • Surname, first name of the parents
    • if known: registry office and notarization number
  • Enclose a certified copy of your identity card or passport with the letter.
  • By sending the certificate, you will receive a fee notice.

Online application:

Depending on the offer of the city or municipality, you can also submit the application online.

Senate Department for the Interior and Sport Berlin, Department 1 – Constitutional and Administrative Law

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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