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Apply for a death certificate

Under certain conditions, you can apply for the issuance of a death certificate at the competent registry office. This is necessary for various administrative procedures after the death of a person.

Process flow

  • You submit the application for the issuance of the death certificate at the competent registry office.

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

  • The registry office will send you the death certificate, unless personal collection has been arranged.

  • The fees are paid either in advance or after delivery/pick-up by you.

Competent authority

The jurisdiction lies with the registry office in whose area the death occurred.


You are entitled to apply 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 demonstrate a legitimate interest, or
  • another person, if you demonstrate a legal interest.

You must be at least 16 years old.

Which documents are required?

- Proof of identity (copy)

What are the fees?

Fee: 15,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Issuance 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

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The 30-year deadline for the registry office to keep the death register 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.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies

Samtgemeinde Nordhümmling - Standesamt
Address: Poststraße 13, 26897 Esterwegen
Address: Hauptstraße 87, 26903 Surwold
Telephone: 05955 200-47
Telephone: 04965 9131-11
Fax: 05955 200-20
Fax: 04965 9131-99
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)