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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.

As of now, you do not need an appointment for this request at the BürgerServiceCenters Mitte, Nord and Stresemannstrasse. You can do this at the express counter. Please note the different opening hours of the express counters in the various BürgerServiceCenters.

The certification of these documents is for a specific purpose. In case of doubt, it will be checked whether a certification may be carried out in accordance with the relevant provisions.

The following documents may be notarized for presentation to German offices or authorities:

  • Identity cards
  • passports ( not visas from the USA)

Copies of German identity cards and passports are only certified if the presentation of the certification is expressly requested. Proof of the requesting authority must be submitted in writing.

What documents do I need?

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