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Authentication of identity documents

The certification confirms that the content of the copy is identical to the original document. However, the certification does not certify the authenticity or validity of the original.

This service is offered exclusively on a municipal basis. Your request can therefore only be processed if you have your main place of residence in Bremen.

Since 15.11.2023, you do not need an appointment for this request at the BürgerServiceCenter Mitte. You can process this request without an appointment at the BürgerServiceCenter Mitte during the opening hours of the express counter (Mon and Thu 07.30 to 17.00, Tue and Fri 07.30-12.00 and Wed 07.30-13.00). We kindly ask you to pay the fee at the express counter by EC card.

Important: You will still need an appointment at the BürgerServiceCenter Stresemannstraße and the BürgerServiceCenter Nord.

Notarization of these documents is for a specific purpose. In case of doubt, it will be checked whether a certification may be made according to the relevant regulations.

The following documents may be certified for the purpose of presentation to German offices or authorities:

  • Identity cards
  • Passports ( no visas from USA)

What documents do I need?

  • Presentation of the original document
    • Copies are always made on site. Copies brought along will not be accepted.