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Germany - Register a Birth

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  • Obtain the proof of birth from the Hospital.
  • Name your child.
  • Request for application forms

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Proof of child birth from the Hospital.
  • Passport of both parents
  • Birth Certificate of both parents(-to-be) (translated in to German)
  • Declaration of paternity, (only if parents aren't married)
  • Diplomas for any parent who has a Master's Degree or higher ( only if you wish for your qualifications to be included on the birth certificate)
  • Parents' marriage certificate (translated in to German)
  • Registration documents of you and your partner

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Bezirksamt Friedrichshain Kreuzberg
Schlesische Str. 27. A
10997 Berlin
tel. 030-90298-115
email. [email protected]

Bezirksamt Charlottenburg Wilmersdorf
Alt- Lietzow 28
10587 Berlin
(office can be found on the 1st floor, no lift)
tel. 030-9029-12354
email. [email protected]

Bezirksamt Mitte
10179 Berlin
tel. 030 9018-243 07
email. [email protected]

Bezirksamt Treptow-Kpenick
Alt-Kpenick 21
12555 Berlin
tel. 030-90297-0
email. [email protected]

Bezirksamt Steglitz-Zehlendorf
Standesamt Steglitz-Zehlendorf von Berlin
14163 Berlin
tel. 030-90299-7474
email. [email protected]

Bezirksamt Spandau
Carl-Schurz-Str. 2/6
13597 Berlin
tel. 030-90279-2518
email. [email protected]

Bezirksamt Reinickendorf
Eichbornddamm 215-239
13437 Berlin
(Room 244A, Frau Burkowitz)
tel. 030-90294-2165
email. [email protected]

Bezirksamt Marzahn Hellersdorf
Alice-Salomon-Platz 3
12627 Berlin
tel. 030-90293-2171
email. [email protected]

Bezirksamt Lichtenberg
Egon- Erwin -Kisch- Str.106
13059 Berlin
tel. 030-90296-3553 3557
email. [email protected]

Bezirksamt Tempelhof-Schneberg
Freiherr- vom- Stein- Str.
10825 Berlin
tel. 030-90277-6300
email. [email protected]

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The birth can be registered by a number of people:

  • The mother
  • The father (when the dad shares legal custody)
  • The midwife who was present at the birth
  • The doctor who was present at the birth
  • In some cases officials visit hospital maternity units and can register the birth during the mother's hospital stay


Standard Birth certificate 10, additional copies 5
International birth certificate 10, additional copies 5


Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use[edit]

German Nationality Act,d.ZGU&cad=rja

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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

It takes roughly 14 days for the birth certificates to be ready

Related Videos[edit]

Germany adopts third gender law.

Refusing to Register a Birth.

German youth get creative with birth registration initiative.

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If you give birth in a hospital or at a Geburtshaus (birthing center), they are obliged to register the birth of your baby. Often the person who will do this will come directly to you to take your documents, however, it is worth asking your hospital/Geburtshaus of choice how they do this ahead of time, so you are prepared.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of the baby.
  • Name of the father.
  • Name of the mother.
  • Name of the midwife.
  • Name of the doctor who was present at the birth.
  • Date of birth of the baby.
  • Gender of the baby.
  • Name of the hospital.
  • Time of birth.

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Need for the Document[edit]

Once you have given birth in Germany, you are expected to register your child's birth. This must be done within 7 days of the baby's birth date.

Information which might help[edit]

You will normally receive a date to go to the appropriate Standesamt to pick the birth certificates up. If you haven't received a date, then call the Standesamt who will be processing your child's birth certificate (phone numbers listed at the bottom of this post) to see if the certificates are ready.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

The birth registration document is used to obtain identity cards, passports and make registration at nurseries and schools.

External Links[edit]

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You need to go to the Standesamt that is in the district where your baby was born.