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Notification of a death


The death of a person must be reported to the registry office in whose area of responsibility he or she died no later than the third working day following the death.

Death outside an institution (hospital, retirement and nursing home, other facility):

The person

  • who lived in the same household as the deceased,
  • in whose home the death occurred,

and

  • who was present at the time of death or is informed of the death from his or her own knowledge,

is obliged to report the death orally or in writing. The notification can also be made by a funeral home.

Deaths in an institution:

  • The institution must notify the registry office of the death.

Process flow

  • If the death did not occur in a hospital, retirement or nursing home or other facility,
    • you need to contact a doctor and a funeral director

and

  • report the death orally to the competent registry office or instruct the undertaker to report it.
  • If the death occurred in hospital, you as a relative should contact a funeral director in consultation with the hospital staff.
  • The doctor issues a death certificate and usually hands it over to the undertaker.
  • If you have instructed the undertaker to make the report, he or she will prepare a written death notice (including all necessary documents) and hand it over to the registry office.
  • If the death occurred in a hospital, retirement and nursing home or other facility, the institution will prepare the written death notification and send it to the registry office.
  • The registry office checks the documents presented for authenticity and the information on the documents for completeness.
  • The death may be recorded in the death register.
  • If requested, the registry office will issue death certificates from the established register.

Competent authority

The responsibility lies with the registry office in whose area the person died.

Requirements

  • If the death did not occur in a hospital, retirement and nursing home or other facility, the person
    • who lived in the same household as the deceased,
    • in whose home the death occurred, and
    • who was present at the death or learned of the death,

obligation to report the death orally. The person can also entrust it to a funeral home.

  • Funeral directors registered with a Chamber of Crafts, Industry or Commerce can make the notification in writing.
  • Hospitals, retirement and nursing homes or other facilities must notify the death in writing.

Which documents are required?

  • Marriage or civil partnership certificate of the last marriage or civil partnership, if applicable, proof of dissolution
  • Birth certificate of the deceased (possibly not necessary if the registration data of the birth result from a marriage or civil partnership certificate)
  • Proof of last place of residence (e.g. identity card, simple population register information, rental agreement, electricity bill or comparable documents)
  • medical certificate of death

What are the fees?

Fee: free of charge

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

A death must be reported no later than the third working day following the death.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sports

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies


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

Data protection information


Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
Timetable
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 Papenburg - Rechnungsprüfung
Postal address: Post Office Box 1755 , 26857 Papenburg
Timetable
Address: Hauptkanal rechts 68/69, 26871 Papenburg
Timetable
Telephone: 04961 82-320
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

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

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