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There are 124 services for Certificates

Certificates

The public authorities can issue a range of certificates. For example, registry offices issue birth, marriage and death certificates from the civil status register.

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Age and marriage anniversaries

The state government congratulates retirees on the completion of the 100th year of life and on each subsequent birthday as well as marriage anniversaries on the occasion of the...

Apply for a birth certificate

You do not have your birth certificate, but you need it for a marriage or other official act, for example? Then you can apply for a birth certificate to be issued.

Apply for a birth certificate for foreign-born children

If you need proof of birth from the former German territories or from the consular and colonial registers, you can apply for a birth certificate. You can get this at the registry office I in Berlin.

Apply for a birth certificate for home birth

On the basis of the notarization made in the register of births, you can apply to obtain a birth certificate for home birth.

Apply for a certificate according to the Infection Protection Act for activities with foodstuffs

If you are working or employed in the food sector for the first time, you will need a certificate from the public health department confirming that you have been instructed in infection control.

Apply for a certificate for leaving the church

The registry office in your place of residence will accept your declaration of withdrawal from the church. You can make a verbal declaration for the record at the registry office...

Apply for a certificate of inheritance

You inherited. If you now want to dispose of the inheritance, in many cases a certificate of inheritance is required so that you can identify yourself in business transactions....

Apply for a certificate of marital capacity for German citizens domiciled or habitually resident abroad

The certificate of marital capacity is issued if it is required for marriage abroad.

The exhibition takes place for German citizens with domicile or habitual residence abroad, by the registry office 1 in Berlin.

Apply for a certificate of marriage

You will receive a certificate of your marriage from the registrar when you register your civil marriage. You will need this, for example, for the priest who performs the church...

Apply for a certificate of no impediment to marriage

A certificate of no impediment to marriage certifies that there are no legal obstacles to an intended marriage. Whether such a certificate is required depends on the law of the...

Apply for a certificate of no impediment to marriage for foreigners

If you want to marry abroad, there may be a legal norm in the intended marriage state that requires the submission of such a certificate. The issuance of a certificate of no...

Apply for a certificate of notification of death

If you cannot be issued a death certificate after reporting a death due to missing data, you can have the death report certified.

Apply for a certificate of time of birth

If you need proof of your time of birth, you can apply for a corresponding certificate. These can be obtained from the registry office that certified the birth or from each registry office affiliated to the respective nationwide central register.

Apply for a change of address on the eID card

If your address changes, you must also have your address changed on your eID card.

Apply for a Community certificate of first or post-inheritance

The probate court may also issue a so-called joint certificate of partial inheritance for several heirs. Any co-heir may apply for a community share certificate. If there is a pre- and post-inheritance, this is indicated by the certificate of inheritance.

Apply for a community certificate of inheritance for a limited amount of pre- or post-inheritance

A joint certificate of inheritance may be issued for several heirs. Any co-heir may apply for a joint certificate of inheritance. It shows whether there is a pre- and post-inheritance. If parts of the estate are located abroad, it can be restricted objectively.

Apply for a community certificate of inheritance in a limited manner

The probate court can also issue a so-called joint certificate of inheritance for several heirs. Any co-heir may apply for a joint certificate of inheritance. This can be limited if parts of the estate are located abroad.

Apply for a community certificate of partiality for pre- or post-inheritance in a limited manner

For several heirs, a joint share certificate can also be issued, each co-heir can apply for one. If there is a pre- and post-inheritance, the certificate of inheritance indicates this. It can be restricted if parts of the estate are located abroad.

Apply for a Community minimum parts certificate

The probate court may also issue a so-called community minimum share certificate for several heirs. Any co-heir may apply for a Community minimum share certificate.

Apply for a Community parts certificate

The probate court may also issue a so-called joint certificate of partial inheritance for several heirs. Any co-heir may apply for a community share certificate.

Apply for a Community parts certificate in a limited manner

The probate court may also issue a so-called joint share certificate for several heirs. Any co-heir may apply for a community share certificate. This can be limited if parts of the estate are located abroad.

Apply for a corpse passport

For the transfer of a corpse to another federal state, a corpse passport is only required if this or a federal state touched on the journey requires one. A corpse passport is...

Apply for a death certificate

If one of your family members has died, you can apply for a death certificate at the relevant registry office.

Apply for a fishing license

Would you like to go fishing? Then find out here what you need to consider.

Apply for a green firearms possession card for a single person

If you as an individual wish to acquire and possess weapons and/or ammunition, you must apply for a permit from the relevant weapons authority.

Apply for a green gun ownership card as an heir

If you have inherited weapons and/or ammunition, you must apply to the relevant weapons authority within one month for permission to continue possessing the weapons.

Apply for a gun license

If you want to carry a firearm in public, you must first apply for a firearms license.

Apply for a hunting license

Anyone wishing to hunt must take a hunting test and obtain a hunting licence.However, the hunting licence alone does not entitle the holder to hunt. In addition to the hunting...

Apply for a limited application for a sole certificate

If you are the sole heir, you will often need a certificate of inheritance as proof of your right of inheritance. You can have this limited to the estate in Germany if the objects of the estate are located both in Germany and abroad.

Apply for a multilingual death certificate form

If you need to present a German death certificate in another European country, you can apply for the issuance of a multilingual form at the registry office.

Apply for a negative certificate (for nationality)

Official proof of non-existence of German citizenship (examination and determination).

Apply for a red firearms possession card for firearms or ammunition experts

If you wish to acquire and possess weapons and/or ammunition in order to test, inspect or examine them, you must apply for a permit from the competent weapons authority.

Apply for a registration certificate

Upon request, your city, municipality or association municipality will also issue you with a special registration confirmation in the form of a registration certificate (e.g. for...

Apply for a shooting permit

If you want to shoot with a firearm that requires or does not require a permit, you must apply for a permit in advance. In particular, hunters when hunting and sport shooters when shooting at approved shooting ranges are exempt.

Apply for a simple certificate of good conduct

A certificate of good conduct does not include all entries in the central register. Decisive for the content is the type of certificate of good conduct: for private purposes ...

Apply for a sole certificate on the basis of a will

If you have accepted your inheritance, you will often need proof of your status as an heir. If you are the sole heir or sole heir according to a will or contract of inheritance, you can apply for a sole inheritance certificate.

Apply for a sole certificate on the basis of legal succession

If you are the sole heir or sole heir according to your legal succession, you can apply for a sole certificate of inheritance from the probate court to prove your status as an heir.

Apply for a yellow gun possession card for individual marksmen

If you wish to acquire and possess weapons and/or ammunition as a sport shooter, you must apply for a permit from the relevant weapons authority.

Apply for an extended certificate of good conduct

If you are or are to work professionally, voluntarily or in any other way close to children and young people, you need an extended certificate of good conduct.The extended...

Apply for an international birth certificate

If you need proof of birth to be presented to foreign bodies, you can apply for a multilingual birth certificate.

Apply for birth certificate for births on seagoing vessels

If a child is born during a voyage on a German seagoing vessel, the registry office I in Berlin certifies the birth in its birth register. The skipper takes a transcript and forwards it to the Registry Office I in Berlin.

Apply for entry in the marriage register

Properly issued marriage certificates (marriage certificates) from abroad are generally recognized in Germany. There is no obligation to provide subsequent notarization.However,...

Apply for entry in the register of property rights

If you have concluded a marriage contract, you can have the selected matrimonial property regime entered in the matrimonial property register.

Apply for extended population register information

In order to obtain extended information about individual specific persons, you must credibly demonstrate a legitimate interest in doing so. You will receive information about...

Apply for German citizenship (for foreigners eligible for naturalization)

If you are a foreigner and wish to become a German citizen with all rights and obligations, you are entitled to naturalization under certain conditions.

Apply for information from the population register

Information from the population register of your municipality gives you the opportunity to find the person you are looking for. There are the following types of information from...

Apply for information from the population register vis-à-vis housing providers

As the owner of an apartment, you will receive information from the population register about the persons living in your apartment if you can credibly demonstrate a legal interes...

Apply for information from the population register vis-à-vis parties and voter groups

In the 6 months prior to an election in connection with parliamentary and local elections, parties, groups of voters and other representatives of nominations may obtain the...

Apply for official registration confirmation

After registering or deregistering with the registration office, you will receive written confirmation in the form of an official registration confirmation. The official...

Apply for population register information for groups

You will only receive information from the population register on a large number of unnamed persons (group information) if this is in the public interest. You can freely make th...

Apply for simple information from the population register

As part of a simple population register information, you will receive surname, first name, doctoral degree and current addresses for the person you are looking for from the...

Apply for the designation of a child

You can change your child's name if your spouse is not the child's parent and you want your child to receive your married name.

Applying for a birth certificate for birth abroad

You, your child or another close family member in ascending or descending lineage was born abroad? Then you can have the birth subsequently certified in the birth register at the registry office responsible for you.

Applying for a certificate of residence under a convention for the avoidance of double taxation

If, as a taxable (legal) person, you receive foreign income from a country with which there is an agreement to avoid double taxation, a certificate of residence may be required to be presented to a foreign tax authorities .

Applying for a change of surname at ethnic German repatriates

As a displaced person or ethnic German repatriate, you, your spouse or your descendants can discard components of your previous name if these are not common in Germany. You can...

Applying for a change of surname in a civil partnership

There are many ways to determine the name. In some cases, special features must also be taken into account (e.g. for the naming of foreign life partners or if there are joint...

Applying for a change of surname in a marriage

There are many ways to determine the name. In some cases, special features must also be observed, e.g. for the naming of foreign spouses or if there are joint children born befor...

Applying for a citizenship card

You can apply for a binding determination of your German citizenship if you have a legitimate interest in doing so.

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

Did you enter into a civil partnership abroad? Then you can still apply for a civil partnership certificate at a German registry office. You will need to have your civil partnership certified once.

Applying for a community certificate of inheritance

The probate court may issue a so-called joint certificate of inheritance for several heirs. Any co-heir may apply for a joint certificate of inheritance.

Applying for a community certificate of inheritance according to the legal succession

The probate court can also issue a so-called joint certificate of inheritance for several heirs. Any co-heir may apply for a joint certificate of inheritance.

Applying for a community certificate of inheritance for a first or subsequent inheritance

The probate court can also issue a so-called joint certificate of inheritance for several heirs. Any co-heir may apply for a joint certificate of inheritance. If there is a pre- and post-inheritance, this is indicated by the certificate of inheritance.

Applying for a death certificate for death abroad

Properly issued death certificates from abroad are generally recognised in Germany. There is no obligation to re-notarize.However, the subsequent entry in the death register can...

Applying for a death certificate for Germans abroad without German residence

If a German or a German without a permanent residence in Germany dies abroad, you can have the death subsequently notarized at the responsible German registry office.  

Applying for a death certificate in the event of death on a foreign seagoing vessel

You can apply for the subsequent certification of a death on a foreign seagoing vessel in a German death register at the responsible German registry office.

Applying for a death certificate in the event of death on a German seagoing vessel

You can apply for a death certificate for a death on a German seagoing vessel at the Standesamt I in Berlin.

Applying for a joint certificate of incorporation on the basis of a will

The probate court may also issue a so-called joint certificate of partial inheritance for several testamentary heirs. Any co-heir may apply for a community share certificate.

Applying for a joint certificate of inheritance on the basis of a will

The probate court can also issue a so-called joint certificate of inheritance for several heirs. Any testamentary co-heir may apply for a joint certificate of inheritance.

Applying for a joint certificate of partial ownership on the basis of legal succession

The probate court may also issue a so-called joint certificate of partial inheritance for several heirs. Any co-heir may apply for a community share certificate.

Applying for a marriage certificate

Do you need a marriage certificate? You will receive your marriage certificate from the registry office in whose area the marriage was concluded. The registry office issues them from the marriage register.

Applying for a Mobile ICT Card Renewal

As a Mobile ICT card holder, you can apply for its renewal under certain conditions

Applying for a red gun ownership card for gun or ammunition collectors

If you want to collect weapons and/or ammunition, you must apply for a permit from the relevant weapons authority.

Applying for a residence permit to participate in the European Voluntary Service

If you wish to participate in a European Voluntary Service under EU Directive 2016/801, you can apply for a temporary residence permit

Applying for a residence permit to participate in the European Voluntary Service Extension

If you hold a residence permit to participate in a European Voluntary Service for a period of less than one year and wish to continue your voluntary service, you can apply for an extension of your residence permit.

Applying for a work permit for persons with a residence permit

If you want to work in an ongoing asylum procedure and have already found an employer who wants to hire you, you can apply for a work permit.

Applying for annulment of the marriage

If you believe that your marriage is not legal, you can apply for the annulment of your marriage.

Applying for permission for a burial place

The  occupancy and extension of a private burial place as well as the reoccupation of a closed burial place require a written permission of the competent authority.

Applying for subsequent certification of a marriage concluded abroad

Are you a German citizen who got married abroad, have no place of residence in Germany and would like to have the marriage recorded in the marriage register in Germany?

Carry academic degrees, titles and designations of foreign universities

If you have the academic degree of a foreign university, then you can use it without permission under certain conditions.

Central register of precautionary measures Entry

If you have set up a power of attorney and/or a care directive, you should register it in the Central Register of Lasting Powers of Attorney of the Federal Chamber of Notaries.

Certificate of no impediment to marriage Apply for exemption from the template for foreign nationals

If you do not have German citizenship and want to get married in Germany, you will need a certificate of no impediment to marriage from your home country. If you are not issued one, you can apply for an exemption from the presentation of a certificate of no impediment to marriage.

Change the order of first names

If you have several first names, you can have their order changed by means of a declaration.

Changing a child's family name by a parent with sole custody

You can have your child's name changed to the other parent's family name.

Changing family names for an important reason

You must have an important reason for changing your name.

Collect a single certificate

If it turns out in retrospect that the heir identified in the certificate of inheritance is not the real heir, the certificate of inheritance can be confiscated again.

Collecting a joint certificate of inheritance

If it turns out in retrospect that the heirs shown in the certificate of inheritance are not the real heirs, the certificate of inheritance can be confiscated again.

Concluding an inheritance contract

In addition to drawing up a will, there are also cases when it is better to conclude a contract of inheritance. You can also determine the transfer of your assets in the...

Create a declaration of consent for minors when travelling without guardians

For minors travelling abroad unaccompanied by their parents, a declaration of parental consent is recommended.

Declare joint custody of a child

If you are not married to each other as parents when your child is born, you can obtain joint custody by making both declarations of custody.

Decoration of Honour Award

Fire protection and civil protection decoration of the state of Saxony-Anhalt In recognition of and appreciation of services to fire protection or civil protection in the state...

Extend gun license

If your firearms license expires, you must have it renewed.

Have a death certificate issued

If a person dies, a death certificate must be issued. You can find out who gets them and what they are important for here.

Have hunting license replaced due to loss

If your hunting license is lost, you can get a replacement document.

Have the waiver of inheritance notarized

If you do not wish to accept an inheritance, you must declare the renunciation of the inheritance to a notary, have it notarized and submit it to the probate court.

Hunting license - have a day hunting license renewed

If the validity of your hunting license expires or has already expired and you wish to continue hunting, you must have it renewed.

Hunting license - reapply for annual hunting license after confiscation

If your hunting license has been revoked by the issuing authority, you may reapply for it after the specified period of ineligibility has expired.

Hunting license - reapply for day hunting license after confiscation

If your hunting license has been revoked by the issuing authority, you may reapply for it after the specified period of ineligibility has expired.

Information from the population register - apply for self-disclosure

Upon request, you will receive information about your personal data stored in the population register. The information includes: the personal data stored in the population...

Issuing a death certificate in case of death abroad

You can apply for the issuance of a German death certificate for a death occurring abroad at the responsible German registry office.

Make a follow-up declaration for a child's name change

You can change your child's name if your name has changed.

Nominate lifesavers for an award

Persons who have saved human lives at the risk of their own lives or averted a significant danger to the general public are awarded the Rescue Medal by the Prime Minister of...

Obtain a certificate for carrying narcotics when traveling abroad

As a patient, you may export or import narcotics prescribed by your doctor in the appropriate quantity for the duration of your trip as travel supplies. When traveling for up to...

Obtain certification of the required expertise in radiation protection

If you work in the technical field of radiation protection (e.g., operating X-ray equipment or handling radioactive materials), you must have the necessary expertise. This must be tested and certified by the competent authority.

Order non-inclusion of entries in the certificate of good conduct

Upon request or ex officio, the competent authority may order that convictions and entries pursuant to § 11 of the Act on the Central Register and the Register of Education (BZRG...

Printout from the birth register

You do not have your birth certificate, but you need it, for example, for a marriage or for another official act? Then you can request a printout from the birth register.

Re-accept birth names

You have divorced or ended your civil partnership and would like to change your name? If your maiden name or name used before marriage or civil partnership was not a surname ...

Register marriage

If you want to get married, you must register the marriage in advance.

Register of fitness to drive, request information

The register of fitness to drive ("traffic offender register") stores legally binding decisions on traffic offences and driving licence measures. Administrative offences with ...

Request a change in the child's surname after birth

You can redefine your child's name if you do not exercise joint custody with the other parent until after birth.

Request a change of first name

You can have your first name changed under certain conditions.

Request a multilingual extract from the civil register

If you need a multilingual extract from the civil register, you can apply for it at the competent registry office. The extracts are issued, for example, from birth, marriage and streep registers.
 

Request access to the register of property regimes

You can consult the register of property regimes.

Request clarification of the non-existence of an option obligation

German citizenship: determination of the continued existence of German citizenship for children born in Germany within the framework of the option obligation

Request extension of the certificate of international mediation procedure

The certificate of a mediated international adoption procedure can be extended for 1 year upon request.

Show installation of a blocking system for inherited weapons

If you need to have your inherited firearms blocked, you must report this to the relevant firearms authority.

Show the operation of an ostrich farm

You grow fruit and would like to serve wine or cider made from it? You must indicate this beforehand.

Submit a declaration of names of spouses without a domestic marriage or marriage entry

Under certain circumstances, married persons can also use their names after the marriage abroad by declaring them to a German registry office.

The registry office issues a certificate of this

Suggest honorary citizens

Do you know a person who has done a lot for your community? You can propose this person for honorary citizenship.

Surrender conveyance

A conveyance is a declaration of agreement between the seller and the buyer of a property. Both must make this declaration of agreement in front of a notary at the same time....

Waiving an inheritance

If you have become an heir, you must decide whether to accept or waive the inheritance. You can declare the renunciation of the inheritance to the probate court.

Weapons and ammunition - apply for permission to take them with you

If you want to temporarily take weapons or ammunition from Germany abroad, temporarily take them to Germany or take them through Germany, you need a permit.

Withdraw will

Withdraw a disposition upon death (e.B a will or a contract of inheritance) from special official custody.

Youth hunting license - apply for an annual hunting license for the first time

If you wish to hunt as a young person, you must carry a youth hunting license in your name and present it to the police officers and the hunting permit holders on request.

Youth hunting license - apply for day hunting license for the first time

If you wish to hunt as a youth, you must carry a youth hunting license in your name and show it to police officers and hunting guardians upon request.