Birth Certificates from Germany

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Please note that this information is concerning children born in Germany with an existing birth registered at a German “Standesamt”.


In order to receive a birth certificate from the Federal Republic of Germany you may get in touch directly with the competent German agency (i.e. "Standesamt" - Registrar's Office). Your letter should be addressed to the "Standesamt" of the city where the applicant was born.


The German phrase for asking for an international birth certificate is:


 "Ich bitte um Ausstellung einer internationalen Geburtsurkunde für ... (first name/middle name/last name), geb. am ... (date of birth) in ... (place of birth). Eltern: ... (name of father) und ... (maiden name of mother)."


Please do not indicate the month of your date of birth in numbers but in letters (e.g. “12. December 1989”). You will receive information about the charges together with the certificate. Please do not forget to mention your name and address.


If you need this certificate to be presented at a Kuwaiti authority (e.g. in case of application for Kuwaiti residence permits for your family members) then please reconfirm with them whether the German certificate is required to be legalized by the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Berlin and translated by an official translator.