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Certificate of miscarriage


On request, the competent registry office will issue a certificate of notification of a miscarriage.

Miscarriage is the term used to describe the fetus that showed no signs of life (heartbeat, pulsating umbilical cord, lung breathing) when separated from the womb, weighed less than 500 grams and did not reach the 24th week of pregnancy.

Upon request, the registry office can issue the complainant with a certificate in accordance with § 31 PStV on the notification of a miscarriage.

Process flow

Upon request, the registry office can issue the complainant with a certificate of miscarriage in accordance with § 31 PStV.

The notification must be made orally or in writing.

For the complete notification, a certificate of miscarriage issued by a doctor or midwife or an obstetrician is required.

An identity card, passport or other recognized passport replacement document of the parents.

An indication of the intended surname and first name of the child.

On the basis of the information, the registry office issues the certificate.

Competent authority

The responsibility lies with the registry office of the municipality, official or city administration

Requirements

There was a miscarriage, this was reported to the responsible registry office with the necessary documents.

The notification is only possible if you would have been entitled to personal care if the child was born alive, i.e. they were married to each other as parents at the time of birth or who made a joint declaration of custody as unmarried parents before the birth of the child. If neither applies, the right to apply lies solely with you as the mother.

Which documents are required?

  • A certificate of miscarriage issued by a doctor or midwife or obstetrician
  • An identity card, passport or other recognized passport replacement document of the parents
  • An indication of the intended surname and first name of the child
  • Maternity record
  • if applicable, certificate of burial of the miscarriage

What are the fees?

Fee: 10,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Issuance of a certificate of notification of miscarriage

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

None

Processing duration

  • usually immediate issuance.

Legal basis

Applications / forms

None

Appeal

If the registry office rejects your application for a certificate of notification of miscarriage, you can apply to the competent court to order the registry office to issue you with the certificate.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Professionally released on

04.11.2020

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)