There are life situations in which additional civil documents are required.
The Bremen registry offices only issue these documents if the marriage, establishment of a civil partnership, birth or death has taken place in the respective registry office district of the Bremen-Mitte or Bremen-Nord registry office and the deadline for the keeping of civil status records by the registry offices has not yet expired.
The following time limits apply:
- Birth register 110 years
- Marriage register 80 years
- Civil partnership register 80 years
- Death register 30 years
Information on older civil registers can be obtained from the Bremen State Archives ( https://www.staatsarchiv.bremen.de/ ).
We can issue these documents for you:
- Certified register printouts from all registers (e.g. for registering a marriage)
- as a certified copy if the register is kept on paper
- as a register printout if the register is kept electronically
- Birth certificates (also multilingual),
- death certificates (also multilingual),
- marriage certificates (also multilingual),
- civil partnership certificates,
- marriage certificates (also multilingual), if the marriage took place abroad and the marriage was subsequently certified here (until 31.12.2008 through the creation of a family register on application, from 1.1.2009 through subsequent certification).
Would you like information about your time of birth? Then we recommend that you apply for a certified copy of your birth register for reasons of cost.
Entitled to file an application are
- persons to whom the entry in the register relates (certified person
- spouses, civil partners)
- ancestors and descendants (e.g. children, grandchildren)
- Siblings (applies only to birth and death certificates)
- Other persons who can credibly demonstrate a legal interest or if the persons entered in the register have been deceased for 30 years
- Authorities within the scope of their competence, stating the purpose of the request.
- You can also authorise someone to apply for the documents on your behalf.
- Proof of your identity is provided by presenting your identity card/passport.
Restrictions apply to
- persons who have been adopted in lieu of a child (adoption)
- Persons who are protected by a blocking notice in the civil status register.