The birth certificate is a civil status document that officially certifies the birth of a person. The registry office of the place of birth issues the birth certificate on the basis of the birth register. You now want a certified translation of your birth certificate or birth certificate from Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Uruguay, Ecuador, Paraguay, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba, Dominican Republic or another Latin American country into German. You will need a certified translation of your own birth certificate, for example, if you want to get married in Germany, to apply for an identity document, to register at the Residents’ Registration Office or to apply for health insurance coverage. A certified translation of your child’s birth certificate is required for applying for child or parental benefits in Germany or if you want to open an account in your child’s name. We will be happy to provide you with a certified translation of your birth certificate from Spanish, Portuguese or English into German.
If you are planning a longer stay abroad, live, work or study abroad and want to register at the competent residents’ registration office in your country of choice, you will also need a birth certificate. We will be happy to provide you with a certified translation of your birth certificate into Spanish, Portuguese and English.
For use abroad, you can also apply for an International Birth Certificate at the registry office where your first birth certificate was issued. An International Birth Certificate is issued in several languages and does not need to be translated. Please note, however, that International Birth Certificates are only valid in countries that have acceded to the Convention of 08 September 1976 on the Issuance of Multilingual Extracts from Civil Status Records. These countries include most European countries. International birth certificates issued in Germany are not valid in countries such as the USA or other countries outside the EU.
If you would like to have your birth certificate translated, it is best to send us your birth certificate electronically as a PDF document and state the language combination you require as well as your preferred date.
You will also receive a quotation from us by e-mail, taking into account your preferred date. If you agree with our proposal, confirm our offer in writing by e-mail, stating your exact address and a telephone number for any queries. You will then receive an invoice from us for this translation service. After receipt of payment, we will send you the documents both electronically as a PDF file and by post. By arrangement, you are also welcome to collect and pay for the translation at our office.Get a quote