Throughout our lives, we may experience many important events such as getting married or having a baby. We offer a range of resources and services to assist you with some of the administrative aspects of these events.
A German citizen being parent of a child born in Canada can register the birth at the German Registrar’s office ("Standesamt“) and apply for German Birth Certificates through the competent German Foreign Mission.
Birth of a Child in Canada
Have you changed your name outside of Germany (eg due to marriage or divorce), or are you a parent to a child born in Canada and would like to apply for the child's first German passport with us? Please note that you may have to submit a Declaration of Name Change prior to applying for a passport.
Marriage in Canada is recognized by German authorities; however for legal proof your marriage certificate has to be legalised.
More information on legalization can be found here.
Please note that a...
Marriage in Canada and Germany
Divorce proceedings do not necessarily have to be initiated in the state where the marriage was contracted. If one of the spouses is a German citizen, divorce proceedings can be initiated in Germany, ...
Germany has very strict laws on how to handle human remains. As a general rule, all coffins and urns have to be buried in licensed graveyards. Private citizens are not allowed to have urns in their po...
Death of a Relative
In Germany, the heir proves his/her legal right by a Certificate of Inheritance which is issued by the competent German probate court upon notarized application. It is normally r...
Please note that the German Foreign Missions cannot assist with genealogical research. Please consult the English language manual of the German Association of Genealogists (see link on right side).
Genealogy and Search Services