My child was born abroad. Can I also obtain a birth certificate from a German registry office?
Under certain conditions, a birth abroad can be subsequently recorded in the birth register of a German registry office.
At the time of application, the person concerned must
Eligible to apply are:
The competent office is
The valid identity cards or passports of the parents are generally required.
If the parents are married additionally:
If the mother was never married additionally:
If the mother is divorced or widowed additionally:
If the parents are not married to each other, but paternity has already been acknowledged or is to be acknowledged at the registry office:
All certificates, documents and personal documents must be presented in the original at the registry office.
It is also necessary to present the parents' identity card or passport or national passport and electronic residence permit (eAT).
The translation of foreign documents must be done by a sworn translator and must be presented together with the original document.
In many cases, foreign documents have to be certified (e.g. apostille).
The above list is not exhaustive. Further documents may be required in individual cases.
If necessary, please bring an interpreter with you when you visit the registry office in order to avoid communication problems when receiving your requests.
In principle, a personal visit is required.
However, if parents are staying abroad permanently and all other requirements are met, the application can also be submitted via the respective German Consulate General. The consulate will then send the application and any other documents to the relevant registry office in Germany.
No specification possible.
101,00 EUR Post-certification of a birth abroad
31,00 EUR affirmation on oath
13,00 EUR Birth certificate (also multilingual)
7,00 EUR any other birth certificate, identical and issued at the same time
Cash payment and payment by EC card are possible at the registry office.
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Last update at 26.08.2023