The German Embassy London is offering appointments for legalisations and certifications again since 12 April 2021.
The Consulate General Edinburgh has reopened on 26 April 2021.
The time slots shown on our appointment system are the earliest available appointments. If no appointments are displayed, none are available at the moment. Please try again later as appointments are released at regular intervals. Please note that we cannot accept appointment bookings via email.
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)
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|
|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|