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There are 41 services for Death

Death

For loved ones, death brings not only mourning but in many cases also a major organisational challenge. Who needs to be informed of the death? How do you plan a funeral? Here you will find information about burial, funerals, and the necessary formalities.

Services:

Acquire the right of use for a grave site

Would you like to reserve a specific grave before your death? For this purpose, you can acquire a right of use.

Aid for surviving dependants under statutory accident insurance

If your wife, husband, registered partner or parent has died, you can receive financial support from the statutory accident insurance.

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 child-raising pension

If you are raising a child alone because your divorced partner has died, you can receive a child-raising pension.

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 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 widow's or widower's pension from the Agricultural Pension Fund

As a survivor or surviving dependant, you can receive a widow's or widower's pension from the Agricultural Old Age Insurance Fund (LAK).

Apply for orphan's pension from the Agricultural Pension Fund

After the death of one of your parents, you will receive an orphan's pension from the Agricultural Pension Fund under certain conditions. Grandchildren and siblings of the deceased can also receive orphans' pensions.

Apply for the funeral costs to be covered

If you are obliged to cover the funeral costs of a deceased person even though you do not have the financial means to do so yourself, you can apply to the social welfare provider to have the costs covered.

Apply for widow's pension or widower's pension

If your spouse or registered partner dies, in many cases you can receive a widow's or widower's pension.

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 half or full orphan's pension

Children for whom one or both parents have died can apply for an orphan's pension.

Applying for funeral allowance for war victims

The funeral allowance is paid to those who have covered the costs of the funeral of the deceased. It is: for pensioners: 874,00 Euro (from 01.07.17: 891 Euro) ...

Applying for pension compensation for surviving spouses from statutory accident insurance in the event of remarriage

As a surviving dependant, you will receive a settlement from the statutory accident insurance instead of a pension if you remarry or enter into a new civil partnership.

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.

Carry out a forest burial

Find out here about the possibility of burial in the forest.

Carry out an official burial

If a funeral is not organized by relatives or representatives of the deceased person, an official burial will take place.

Carry out cremation

Find out here about the possibility of cremation.

Have a burial carried out

Many things need to be considered when carrying out a funeral in a coffin. You can find an overview here.

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.

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.

Orphan's pension received from the Agricultural Accident Insurance Fund

If your father or mother has died, you will receive an orphan's pension from the Agricultural Accident Insurance under certain conditions.

receive a widow's or widower's pension for former spouses from statutory accident insurance

After the death of your former partner or spouse, you can receive a pension from the statutory accident insurance.

Receive aid for surviving dependants in agricultural accident insurance

As a survivor or surviving dependant, you can receive benefits from the agricultural accident insurance. This is possible if your relative or dependant has not died as a result of an insured event.

Receive death benefits for surviving dependents from statutory accident insurance

If a member of your family has died as a result of an accident at work or on the way to work, or as a result of a recognized occupational disease, you can receive death benefits from the statutory accident insurance.

Receive parental pension from agricultural accident insurance

If your daughter or son dies as a result of an accident at work, a commuting accident or an occupational disease, you may receive a parental pension under certain conditions.

Receive parental pension from statutory accident insurance

If your daughter or son dies as a result of an accident at work, a commuting accident or an occupational disease, you may receive a parental pension under certain conditions.

Receive widow's and widower's pension from the agricultural accident insurance fund

As a widow, widower or surviving partner in a civil partnership, you can receive a pension from the Agricultural Employers' Liability Insurance Association under certain conditions.

Receive widow's or widower's pension for former spouses from the statutory accident insurance fund

After the death of your former life partner or spouse as a result of an insured event, you may receive a pension from the statutory accident insurance.

Receiving an orphan's pension from the statutory accident insurance fund

If your parent has died as a result of an insurance accident, you will receive an orphan's pension from the statutory accident insurance under certain conditions.

Receiving death benefits from the agricultural accident insurance fund

You have paid for the funeral of a person who died in an accident at work, a commuting accident or as a result of an occupational disease? If so, the agricultural accident insurance will reimburse you for the costs under certain conditions.

Reimbursement of transfer costs by the agricultural accident insurance company

Have you paid for the repatriation of a person who died as a result of an accident at work, a commuting accident or an occupational disease? Then you can get the costs back under certain conditions.

Repatriation costs for deceased in statutory accident insurance recovered

Have you paid for the repatriation of a person insured under the statutory accident insurance scheme? Then you can recover the costs if the person died as a result of an insured event.

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.
 

Right of use for a grave site transferred

You want to transfer your right of use for a grave site to another person? Find out more here.

Show death

You are obliged to report the death of a person to the registry office no later than three working days after the death has occurred.

If persons insured by law have died in connection with the insured activity, the surviving widows or widowers will receive a widow's or widower's pension as long as they have not remarried.