If a person with German citizenship has died abroad, an application for subsequent certification in the German death register can be submitted to the registry office. The time of death is decisive for the possession of German citizenship, i.e. the deceased person must have been German at the time of death.
The application can also be filed if the person had the status of a stateless person, a homeless alien or a foreign refugee within the meaning of the Convention relating to the Status of Refugees with habitual residence in Germany.
The registry office in whose area of jurisdiction the person who died abroad has or had his or her (last) residence or habitual abode is responsible.
If the deceased person did not have a domicile or habitual residence in Germany, the registry office in whose area of jurisdiction the applicant has or had his or her domicile or habitual residence is responsible.
If this does not result in jurisdiction, Standesamt I in Berlin is responsible.
The following documents are also required:
It may be necessary to submit further documents.
The registry office will be happy to advise you.
A pre-application consultation is required.
No specification possible.
65,00 EUR Post-certification
13,00 EUR Death certificate
7,00 EUR any other death certificate ordered at the same time
Payment is possible on site in cash or by EC card.
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Last update at 26.08.2023