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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Applying for a civil partnership certificate for a civil partnership entered into abroad

Description

The registry office will issue you with certificates and certified printouts from the civil partnership register on request. If your civil partnership was concluded abroad, this civil status must have been certified once by the registry office in Germany.

You, your civil partner and your direct ancestors and descendants can apply to the registry office for a civil partnership certificate. Under certain conditions and upon application, other persons may also be issued with your civil partnership certificate.

The civil partnership certificate proves the establishment of a civil partnership and contains the following information:

  • Place and date of the establishment of the partnership
  • First name and surname at the time the partnership was established
  • Place and date of birth of both persons
  • Gender of the civil partners
  • Details of religious affiliation

What happens if your civil status data or that of the other person changes, for example due to a change of name or dissolution of the civil partnership?

Then the relevant registry office will supplement the civil partnership entry with a subsequent certification. Upon request, it will then issue you with a new civil partnership certificate.

  • The civil partnership entered into abroad must have been subsequently notarized in Germany and recorded in the civil status register.
  • Only you can submit the application as a civil partner.
  • A direct ancestor or descendant can only submit the application if both partners are already deceased.

as a life partner:

  • Proof of identity:
    • Identity card,
    • passport or
    • suitable identification document.

as direct ancestor or descendant:

  • Proof of identity:
    • Identity card,
    • passport or
    • suitable identification document.
  • Proof of eligibility to apply

as another person:

  • Proof of identity
    • Identity card,
    • passport or
    • suitable identification document.
  • Proof of legal interest or legitimate interest

You do not have to meet any deadlines.

It usually takes 2 to 10 days to process the application.

You can file an application for a court decision with the local court responsible for the registry office.

Please contact the registry office.

Forms:
Online procedure possible:
Written form required:
Personal appearance required:

If you are entitled to apply for a civil partnership certificate or a certified printout from the register, you can submit the application in writing and electronically to the registry office that has subsequently certified the civil partnership:

The registry office will check the application and authorization and then issue you with the certificate or the certified printout from the register.

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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