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Germany - Register Death

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Introduction

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

Eligibility

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

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Instructions

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

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

Procedure

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.


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Required Documents

Hospital Confirmation that a person is dead.

Fees

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Validity

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Bavaria:
Hauptstandesamt München
Ruppertstrasse 11
80337 München
standesamt.kvr@muenchen.de

Southwest Germany:
Standesamt Baden-Baden
Augustaplatz 1
76530 Baden-Baden
standesamt@baden-baden.de

North Germany:
Hauptstandesamt Hamburg
Borgfelder Str. 64
20537 Hamburg
standesamt@hamburg-mitte.hamburg.de

Berlin:
Standesamt I Berlin
Schönstedtstr. 5
13357 Berlin
Info.Stand1@labo.berlin.de

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Video

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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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