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Application for the issuance of a German death certificate in the event of a death abroad

You can apply to the competent German registry office for the issuance of a German death certificate for a death that has occurred abroad.

Process flow

  • They shall submit the application for the date of issue of the death certificate to the competent registry office and attach the necessary documents.
  • The registry office checks your details as well as the documents submitted by you and, if necessary, issues the death certificate.
  • The registry office will send you the death certificate by post, unless a personal collection has been agreed.
  • Fees will be paid either in advance or after delivery/ upon collection from you.

Competent authority

You shall submit an application to the registry office which has re-certified the death in foreign countries in the death register he maintains.

Requirements

  • the prior re-registration of the death in abroad in a German death register.
  • you can apply for a death certificate:
    • Spouse and civil partner of the deceased person
    • Ancestors and descendants of the deceased person (e.B. child, grandchild)
    • deceased person's siblings, if you have a legitimate interest, or
    • other persons if they have a legal interest
  • Applicants must be over 16 years of age.

Which documents are required?

  • As the applicant, you must prove your identity (identity card, passport or copy of the identity document)
  • where appropriate, further documents are required.

What are the fees?

Fee: 10,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Issuance of a death certificate

Fee: 5,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
for each additional copy, if it is requested at the same time as the first copy

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The period for the keeping of the death register by the registry office of 30 years must not have expired.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Home Affairs and Sport

Professionally released on

07.10.2020

competent Bodies

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Standesamt

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-14
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Bill, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Frau Maria Dünhöft
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-14
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Bürgeramt, Standesamt
Room:
14
responsible for:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:
Herr Hans-Bernd Lüsing-Hauert
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-29
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Hauptamt, Schule, Sport, Kultur, Tourismus
Room:
29
responsible for:

Data protection information

Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Parking:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Department:
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
Room:
19
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

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

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