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Authentication of other 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 provided exclusively under municipal jurisdiction. Your request can therefore only be processed if you have your main residence in Bremen.

The certification of other documents is subject to purpose. In case of doubt, it will be checked whether certification is allowed according to the relevant regulations.

The following documents may be certified for the purpose of applying for a training or study place:

  • Proof of civil or military service
  • Diplomas from universities, colleges, etc.
  • KV, ZV, medical associations
  • Computer printouts issued in original by a public authority

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

  • Diplomas from universities, colleges, etc.
  • Doctoral certificates in German language
  • Naturalization certificates
  • Name changes by registry offices (is not a certificate of civil status)

Welche Unterlagen benötige ich?

  • Copies, if applicable
    • Copies brought in must reproduce the entire original document
    • A multi-page document must not be copied on both sides
  • Presentation of the original document
    • The original must be written in German.


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Notarizations of foreign documents

Certification of foreign documents is only carried out for presentation to a German authority. The authority must be able to be named by the applicant, as it is to be included in the certification stamp.

Notarizations are possible upon presentation of

  • a foreign document with translation (prepared by an officially sworn interpreter in Germany)
  • a foreign document in Latin script without translation
  • a German translation of a foreign document in the original

Foreign documents in characters other than Latin (e.g. Russian, Chinese, etc.) without translation cannot be certified.

Welche Gebühren/Kosten fallen an?

2,10 EUR