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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.

Process flow


  • 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.

Competent authority

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 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Multilingual form for a German death certificate

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?


Legal basis

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

Professionally released on



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competent Bodies

Stadt Papenburg - Bürgerdienste Allgemein
Address: Friederikenstr. 11, 26871 Papenburg
Telephone: 04961 82-500
Online appointment: to the online appointment
Building Access
payment methods:
EC Card Payment, Cash Payment

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:

Stadt Papenburg - Rechnungsprüfung
Postal address: Post Office Box 1755 , 26857 Papenburg
Address: Hauptkanal rechts 68/69, 26871 Papenburg
Telephone: 04961 82-320
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

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)