Wikiprocedure > Germany

Germany - Register Death

From Wikiprocedure
Jump to: navigation, search


In the event of a death occurring in the home, a doctor should always be contacted. The doctor will confirm the date and time of death and fill out the death certificate (Todesbescheinigung). If death takes place in a hospital, the hospital will arrange for the death certificate to be completed. Only if there are any suspicious circumstances should the police be called.

Ads by Google

Required Documents[edit]

Hospital Confirmation that a person is dead.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Hauptstandesamt Mnchen
Ruppertstrasse 11
80337 Mnchen
[email protected]

Southwest Germany:
Standesamt Baden-Baden
Augustaplatz 1
76530 Baden-Baden
[email protected]

North Germany:
Hauptstandesamt Hamburg
Borgfelder Str. 64
20537 Hamburg
[email protected]

Standesamt I Berlin
Schnstedtstr. 5
13357 Berlin
[email protected]

Ads by Google


Often the family of the deceased do this themselves, but it may also be done by the funeral home.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links

Ads by Google

Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

Ads by Google


Be aware that laws and practices can differ throughout the country. The information below is intended as a guide to the normal procedure.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the deceased.
  • Name of the next of kin.
  • Cause of death.
  • Date The event happened.

Ads by Google

Need for the Document[edit]

The death must be reported to the local registrar (Standesamt).

Information which might help[edit]

Enter other informations which might help

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Place some external links which might help

Ads by Google
Ads by Google


More information which might help people.