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Apply for a death certificate

You can apply for a death certificate from the relevant registry office under certain conditions.This is necessary for various administrative procedures after the death of a person.

  • You apply for a death certificate at the relevant registry office.

  • The registry office will check your details and, if you are eligible, will issue the death certificate.

  • The registry office will send you the death certificate if no personal collection has been arranged.

  • You pay the fees either in advance or after the certificate has been sent to you / when you collect it.

Responsibility lies with the registry office in whose area the death occurred.

You are entitled to submit an application for a death certificate as:

  • Spouse and partner of the deceased person
  • Ancestor and descendant of the deceased person
    (e.g. child, grandchild)
  • Siblings of the deceased person, if you can credibly demonstrate a legitimate interest, or
  • another person, if you can credibly demonstrate a legal interest.

You must be at least 16 years old.

- Proof of identity (copy)

Fee: 15,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Issue of a death certificate

Fee: 7,50 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Each additional copy, if requested at the same time as the first copy

The 30-year period for keeping the register of deaths by the registry office must not have expired.

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

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Samtgemeinde Lathen - Standesamt
Address: Erna-de-Vries-Platz 7, 49762 Lathen
Postal address: Post Office Box 1154 , 49758 Lathen
Telephone: 05933 66-0
Fax: 05933 66-66
Transport Connection:
Station Lathen, Marktplatz
Bus: Linie 931
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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