Authentication of civil status documents

Civil status documents are generally not allowed to be authenticated! Certificates are to be newly created. Please contact the registry office that issued the original certificate.

Important notes

Documents required

Original documents and, if necessary, photocopies.

Please note

If you no longer know the location of the event registered by the registry office, please contact the general register of the Hamburg registry offices in writing. There it can be determined which registry office has notarized the civil status case.

Procedure & Fees

Processing time

In the case of a personal interview, the certificate will be handed over immediately.


18.00 EUR, each additional document in the same processing step 8.00 EUR. Certificates for pension purposes are free of charge.

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