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Request official information from the Federal Statistical Office in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, you can obtain information about official information from the federal authorities or request access to files.
Every natural person as well as every legal person under private law is entitled to claim. It is irrelevant whether the person himself is affected (in law or in fact).

Process flow

You can submit your request for access to information online (digitally to your user account at the NKB), by e-mail or in writing by post.
Request official information from the StBA online or by e-mail:

  • Access the online application on the StBA website. The application via the online application is only possible in connection with the federal user account from which the contact details are transmitted.
  • The StBA will usually send you the corresponding answer by the way you submitted the application, i.e. by e-mail, or submit your request for information via our contact form (on the StBA website).
  • You can also contact the StBA directly by e-mail.
  • Request official information from the StBA in writing by post:
  • You can submit your application informally.
  • Send your application with the required documents by post to the public authority.
  • The StBA will send you the corresponding answer by post or by the desired means to the contact option provided.


The Freedom of Information Act creates an unconditional right of access to official information from federal authorities.

Which documents are required?

You do not need to submit any documents. Applications under the Freedom of Information Act can be submitted anonymously.

What are the fees?

Information may be subject to a fee. Fees may be charged for the processing of an IFG application (depending on the administrative effort incurred). If this is the case, you will be informed before the application is processed. Simple inquiries, for the processing of which the administrative effort does not exceed a time frame of 30 minutes, are usually answered free of charge. The Information Fee Ordinance (IFGGebV) of the Federal Ministry of the Interior regulates details.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Pursuant to § 9 IFG, an objection and an action for an obligation are admissible against the (partial) rejection of IFG applications. The objection must be filed within 1 month.

Processing duration

The requested information must be made available to you immediately, i.e. without undue delay on the part of the authority. Access to information should take place within one month. Exceeding the deadline must be justified by the authority.

Applications / forms

- Forms: no

- Online procedure possible: yes

- Written form required: no

- Personal appearance required: no


You can lodge an objection against the decision with the Federal Statistical Office within 1 month of notification.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

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competent Bodies

Statistisches Bundesamt (StBA)
Address: Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11, 65189 Wiesbaden, Landeshauptstadt
Postal address: 65180 Wiesbaden, Landeshauptstadt
Telephone: +49 611 75-2405
Fax: +49 611 75-4000
Opening Hours:

Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Data protection information

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)