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Death certificate exhibition

The death of a person must be reported to the competent authority within whose jurisdiction he has taken place. Only after the death certificate has been declared in the death book can a death certificate be issued as official proof of death.

The notification of a death is required in the following order

  • any person who has lived with the deceased in a domestic community,
  • the person in whose home the death occurred,
  • any other person present at the time of death or who is aware of the death of his or her own knowledge.

As a rule, the burial can only take place after the death has been agiven.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the velvet community and the city in whose area death has occurred.

Pursuant to Paragraph 56(4) of the Civil Status Act (PStG), it is also possible to have the death certificate issued by a competent body other than the competent body which certifies the death if the authorities involved meet the necessary technical requirements. Appropriate information on feasibility shall be provided by the competent body.

Which documents are required?

Information on the necessary documents shall be provided by the competent authority. As a rule, a funeral institution is entrusted by the relatives to carry out the formalities.

The documents and death certificate required for the certification shall be submitted to the competent authority.

What are the fees?

Fees may apply. Please contact the appropriate body.

Fee: 15,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Fee: 7,50 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

A death must be notified to the competent authority no later than the third working day following the date of death.

If a relative has died in a hospital, in the old people's or nursing home or in any other institution, they are required to notify in accordance with Section 30 paragraph 1 of the Civil Status Act (PStG).

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Home Affairs and Sport

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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