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Apply for a certificate of time of birth


The certificate of the time of birth is the proof of the exact time of birth of a person. You can obtain a certificate of the time of birth on the basis of the birth register kept in the competent registry office.

The certificate is issued by the registry office that certified the birth. In federal states where there is a central register network, it is also possible to obtain the birth time certificate from any other registry office.

A further certification (legalisation/apostille) is not provided for the certificate.

Birth registers contain personal data, so information from them is subject to data protection restrictions.

Eligible applicants (minimum age: 16 years):

  • the person to whom the birth register entry relates
  • the spouse or partner (within the meaning of the Act on Registered Partnerships)
  • Ancestors and descendants of the affected person
  • Siblings with legitimate interest

To apply for a certificate of the time of birth, you will need:

  • Your identity card or passport (if you apply in writing: certified copy),
  • in the case of application or collection by a representative: written power of attorney of the authorized person, his or her identity card or passport (original or certified copy) and the identity card or passport of the person represented.

For the issuance of a certificate of the time of birth, fees are charged according to state law.

Processing Time: 0 - 5 Days
Different, depending on the respective registry office, but usually within a few days.

Contact the registry office of your municipality or city.

  • Forms: none
  • Online service: depending on the offer of the Office
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: no

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 certificate of the time of birth.
  • Your letter should contain the following information:
  • Surname, first name
  • Date and place of birth
  • 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 I – Constitutional and Administrative Law, Department I C

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