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Book an appointment at the German Embassy London

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Frequently asked questions

Please note that, owing to the pandemic, the legalisation departments of the German diplomatic missions have a backlog to deal with and may not be able to offer immediate appointments. Therefore, if it is an urgent matter, please check whether you could have your document certified elsewhere.


Matter in question
Can I have my document certified elsewhere or is it preferable to have it certified by a German diplomatic mission? (Embassy, Consulate General and Honorary Consuls)
Naturalisation applications (certification of copies)  
Notary public
Application for certificate of non-impediment to marriage (Ehefähigkeitszeugnis)
To be certified by German diplomatic mission
Affidavit of civil status
To be certified by German diplomatic mission
Renouncement of inheritance
Notary public + apostille from the FCDO
Police clearance certificate application
Notary public
Solicitor
City/town council*
Police station*
*Some UK authorities may not do certifications of this kind
Declaration of consent (certification of signature)
Notary public + apostille from the FCDO
Commercial register matters
Notary public + apostille from the FCDO
For certification by German diplomatic mission, please do not book an appointment in the first instance, but contact the mission beforehand to have your documents checked
Certifications of photocopies
Notary public + apostille from the FCDO
Certificate of existence
Authentication not required in some cases in 2020!
It depends on the type of pension concerned, see Certificates of Existence
Submission of documents for name declarations, birth and marriage registrations
To be certified by German diplomatic mission
Set-up of a blocked account
Some blocked account providers do not require certification
Closure of blocked account
To be certified by German diplomatic mission
Please send an email outlining your case, together with a scan of the photo page of your passport.
Power of attorney (certification of signature)
Notary public + apostille from the FCDO
For certification by German diplomatic mission, please do not book an appointment in the first instance, but contact the mission beforehand to have your documents checked.
Declaration of consent (certification of signature)
see Declaration of consent

  


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