Multilingual form for issuing death certificates
If you need to present a German death certificate in another European country, you can apply for the issuance of a multilingual form at the registry office.
The form replaces the translation of the German death certificate, which is generally required.
- You submit the application for the issuance of a multilingual form for a German death certificate to the competent registry office and attach the necessary documents.
- To create a multilingual form, you must specify the country in which the document is to be presented.
- The registry office will check your details and the documents you have submitted and, if necessary, issue the multilingual form.
- The registry office will send you the multilingual form by post, unless a personal collection has been arranged.
- The fees are paid either in advance or after delivery/pick-up by you.
- You can also request the issuance of a multilingual form in connection with the issuance of a death certificate.
Responsible is the registry office that issued the German death certificate.
- Authority to receive the German death certificate
Which documents are required?
- German death certificate
- if applicable, proof of identity (identity card/passport)
What are the fees?
Fee: 10,00 EURPayment in advance: NoMultilingual form for a German death certificate
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Article 7 et seq., Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016 on promoting the free movement of citizens by simplifying the requirements for the presentation of certain public documents within the European Union and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 (EU Apsotillene Regulation)
What else should I know?
- Information on the implementation of Regulation (EU) 2016/1191 (EU Apostille Regulation) on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community
- Information on the international movement of documents/central authority for requests for information under the EU Apostille Regulation on the website of the Federal Office of Justice
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport
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