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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a birth certificate for foreign-born children

Description

With a birth certificate you can prove the birth of a person, his first and family names, as well as the details of the parents. You can have a birth certificate issued on the basis of an existing birth register. If the place of birth is outside the Federal Republic of Germany, the birth may be registered at Standesamt I in Berlin.

Civil status certificates contain personal data, therefore their issuance is subject to data protection restrictions.

  • Persons entitled to apply (minimum age: 16 years):
    • the person to whom the birth certificate refers
    • the spouse or civil partner (within the meaning of the Registered Civil Partnership Act)
    • ancestors and descendants of the person concerned
    • Siblings with legitimate interest
  • Other persons, i.e. also closer relatives such as aunts and uncles, will only receive a certificate if they can credibly demonstrate a legal interest (for example, by means of a letter from the probate court).

To apply for a birth certificate you will need:

  • If applying through a representative person:
    • written power of attorney from the authorized person,
    • their identity card or passport (original or certified copy)
    • and the identity card or passport of the representing person
  • certain persons must additionally provide credible evidence of a legal or legitimate interest.

Contact the German mission abroad.

If you have not yet been resident in Germany, the Registry Office I in Berlin is responsible.

  • Forms: no
  • Online service available: Yes
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: no
  • In principle, a certificate can also be applied for in analog form, but for reasons of speeding up the processing process, it is strongly recommended to use the online application.
  • In addition to yourself, a person you trust may also order the certificate for you. A written power of attorney is required for this purpose.
  • You will receive a fee notice when the certificate is sent to you.

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

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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