Please enter a search term.

Your selected location: Geeste (497...)

For an area outside of Lower Saxony and foreign languages, some menu items and functions are not available. Please go to the service page of the respective country.

Apply for a certificate of notification of death

If you cannot be issued a death certificate after notification of a death due to missing data or evidence, you can have the death report certified.

This certificate serves as proof that you have complied with your duty to notify.

With the certificate you can prove the proper notification of the death. The report is a prerequisite for the burial of the deceased person.

  • Submit the application in writingor orally to the competent registry office.
  • The registry office will check your details and, if necessary, issue the certificate.
  • The registry office will send you the certificate of notification by post, unless a personal collection has been arranged.

Responsible is the registry office to which you have submitted the death notification. This is the registry office in whose district the death occurred.

  • You must report the death to the registry office in whose district the death occurred.
  • The certification of the death must be postponed by the competent registry office due to missing information or evidence.
  • Only the person who reported the death can apply for the certificate


Fee: 15,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

There are no deadlines


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

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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)