Death abroad Notarization of Germans without residence in Germany
A death that occurred abroad can also be notarized, i.e. registered, in a German death register at your request. The so-called recertification also applies to Germans who have died abroad and who did not have their place of residence in Germany.
In addition to the notarization abroad, i.e. in addition to the entry in the death register of the country in which the death occurs, an entry in a German death register is made with the subsequent certification.
Under certain conditions, you can apply for the recertification at the responsible German registry office.
The application for the subsequent certification of a death must be submitted to the responsible German registry office.
- Contact the responsible German registry office in writing, by telephone or in person, describe your request and ask for the documents you need to submit.
- Submit the application for recertification and attach the required documents.
- The registry office will check your details as well as the evidence you have submitted and, if necessary, carry out the subsequent certification of the death.
- You have the option of applying for the issuance of a German death certificate for a fee at the same registry office.
- Theregistry office in whose area the deceased person had his or her habitual residence in Germany is responsible for the application.
- If the deceased person did not have a place of residence in Germany, the registry office in whose area you as the applicant have your domicile or habitual residence is responsible.
- If none of the above alternatives apply, you can submit the application to the registry office I in Berlin.
Registry Office I in Berlin
13357 Berlin (Mitte)
Phone: + 49 30 90 269-5000
Fax: + 49 30 90 269-5245
Tue 09:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Thu 14:00 - 17:00
- the death occurred abroad
- The following are eligible to apply:
- the parents of a child who died abroad, the child of the deceased person, and spouses or partners
- Pwho can assert a legal interest in the notarization vis-à-vis the registry office
Which documents are required?
In addition to the information to be included in the death record, you must provide the necessary deeds 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 legalisation by the German diplomatic mission abroad; the submission of a multilingual form may be sufficient)
- the marriage or civil partnership certificate of the deceased person's last marriage or civil partnership and/or proof of its dissolution,
- the birth certificate of the deceased person,
- proof of the deceased person's last place of residence
- for naturalized persons: Certificate of naturalization
What are the fees?
Fee: 30,00 EURPayment in advance: No
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sports
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