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.
- 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.
You shall submit an application to the registry office which has re-certified the death in foreign countries in the death register he maintains.
- 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 EURPayment in advance: NoIssuance of a death certificate
Fee: 5,00 EURPayment in advance: Nofor 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.
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Home Affairs and Sport
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