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Application for issuance of a German death certificate in case of death abroad


You can apply for the issue of a German death certificate for a death that occurred abroad at the competent German registry office.

Process flow

  • You submit the application for issuance of the death certificate to the competent registry office and enclose the required documents.
  • The registry office will check your details and the documents you have submitted and, if necessary, issue the death certificate.
  • The registry office will send you the death certificate by mail, unless a personal pickup has been arranged.
  • The fees are paid by you either in advance or after sending / upon collection.

Competent authority

You submit the application to the registry office that subsequently recorded the death that occurred abroad in the death register kept by it.

Requirements

  • the prior subsequent certification of the death occurring abroad in a German death register.
  • An application for the issuance of a death certificate can be made by:
    • spouses and partners of the deceased person
    • ancestors and descendants of the deceased person (e.g. child, grandchild)
    • Siblings of the deceased person, if you can prove a legitimate interest, or
    • other persons, if they show a credible legal interest.
  • Applicants must be over 16 years of age.

Which documents are required?

  • As the applicant, you must prove your identity (ID card, passport or copy of ID document).
  • if necessary, the presentation of other documents is required.

What are the fees?

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

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

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The period of 30 years for keeping the death register by the registry office must not have expired .

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

Professionally released on

07.10.2020

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Data protection information


Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
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Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
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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
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Stadt Meppen
Address: Markt 43, 49716 Meppen
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Telephone: 05931 153
Fax: 05931 153-5253
Opening Hours:
Mon to Wed: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registry Office Meppen Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (afternoons by appointment only) Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Department of Labour and Social Affairs Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment

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

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