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Death abroad Intheprocess of deaths on seagoing vessels

A death that has occurred abroad can also be registered in a German death register, i.e. registered, at your request. The so-called post-registration also applies to deaths on foreign seagoing vessels.

Deaths on foreign seagoing vessels are deaths abroad, with the specific feature that the place of death is a foreign seagoing vessel.

With the post-assessment, an entry in a German death register is made in addition to the registration abroad, i.e. in addition to the entry in the death register of the country in which the death occurs.

You can apply for the re-registration with the competent German registry office.

Process flow

You can apply for a subsequent certificate of a death on a foreign seagoing vessel to the competent German registry office.

  • Contact the relevant German registry office in writing, by telephone or in person, describe your concerns and ask for the documents to be submitted by you.
  • Submit the request for re-examination and attach the required documents.
  • The registry office checks your details and the evidence you provide and, if necessary, makes the post-moronofinformation of the death.
  • You have the option of applying for a German death certificate to the same registry office for a fee.

Competent authority

  • The application is the responsibility of the registry office in whose area the deceased person had his (last) residence or habitual residence in the country.
  • If the deceased person did not have a domicile or habitual residence in Germany, the registry office in whose area you, as the applicant, have your domicile or, lastly, your habitual residence, is responsible.
  • If none of the above alternatives applies, you can submit the application to the registry office I in Berlin.

Registry Office I in Berlin
Schönstedtstr. 5
13357 Berlin (center)
Phone: + 49 30 90 269-5000
Fax: + 49 30 90 269-5245

Opening hours:
Mo closed
Tue 09:00 - 12:00
Mi closed
Thu 14:00 - 17:00
Fr closed

Requirements

  • The death occurred on a foreign seagoing vessel
  • Thedeath occurred during a sea voyage outside the seagoing vessel - but not on land or in a domestic port - and the deceased person was taken in by a foreign seagoing vessel
  • The deceased person had German nationality at the time of death
  • The deceased person had the status of stateless person, a homeless alien or a foreign refugee within the meaning of the Convention on the Status of Persons habitually resident in the Country
  • Eligible to apply
    • the parents of a child deceased abroad, the deceased person's child and spouse sororities or civil partners
    • Psones who may assert a legal interest in the certificate against the registry office

What are the fees?

Fee: 30,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Legal basis

For the information to be included in the death record, you must provide the necessary documents or other documents that you have.

In particular, the following documents are required:

  • Your identity card/passport as an applicant
  • foreign death certificate of the deceased person (if necessary with translation and certification by the competent foreign authority (apostille) or legalization by the German diplomatic mission; possibly the presentation of a multilingual form is sufficient)
  • the marriage or civil partnership certificate of the deceased person's last marriage or civil partnership and proof of their dissolution,
  • the birth certificate of the deceased person,
  • proof of the deceased person's last residence
  • for naturalized persons, persons entitled to asylum, stateless persons, homeless foreigners and recognised foreign refugees: naturalisation certificate/ proof of special status

Section 37 Civil Status Act (PStG)

Section 36 Civil Status Act (PStG)

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:
Address: Schönstedtstr. 5, 13357 Berlin, Stadt

Telephone: +49 30 90269-5000
Fax: +49 30 90269-5245
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

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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