Certificate of miscarriage
On request, the competent registry office will issue a certificate of notification of a miscarriage.
Miscarriage is the term used to describe the fetus that showed no signs of life (heartbeat, pulsating umbilical cord, lung breathing) when separated from the womb, weighed less than 500 grams and did not reach the 24th week of pregnancy.
Upon request, the registry office can issue the complainant with a certificate in accordance with § 31 PStV on the notification of a miscarriage.
Upon request, the registry office can issue the complainant with a certificate of miscarriage in accordance with § 31 PStV.
The notification must be made orally or in writing.
For the complete notification, a certificate of miscarriage issued by a doctor or midwife or an obstetrician is required.
An identity card, passport or other recognized passport replacement document of the parents.
An indication of the intended surname and first name of the child.
On the basis of the information, the registry office issues the certificate.
The responsibility lies with the registry office of the municipality, official or city administration
There was a miscarriage, this was reported to the responsible registry office with the necessary documents.
The notification is only possible if you would have been entitled to personal care if the child was born alive, i.e. they were married to each other as parents at the time of birth or who made a joint declaration of custody as unmarried parents before the birth of the child. If neither applies, the right to apply lies solely with you as the mother.
Which documents are required?
- A certificate of miscarriage issued by a doctor or midwife or obstetrician
- An identity card, passport or other recognized passport replacement document of the parents
- An indication of the intended surname and first name of the child
- Maternity record
- if applicable, certificate of burial of the miscarriage
What are the fees?
Fee: 10,00 EURPayment in advance: NoIssuance of a certificate of notification of miscarriage
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
- usually immediate issuance.
- §31 paragraph 2 sentence 4 PStV
Applications / forms
If the registry office rejects your application for a certificate of notification of miscarriage, you can apply to the competent court to order the registry office to issue you with the certificate.
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Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport
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