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Apostille Information in Germany


Declaration of 2 August 2004:

In accordance with Article 3, paragraph 1, of the Convention, the competent authorities for issuing certificates are notified as follows in the Land of Baden-Württemberg:

1. The Ministry of Justice with regard to public documents issued by itself, an Oberlandesgericht (highest court of a Land) and public prosecutor’s offices serving an Oberlandesgericht.

2. the President of a Landesgericht (district court of a Land) for the public documents issued in his district by the other normal courts and public prosecutor’s offices, by the authorities to which tasks of the normal courts have been delegated, by notaries and district notaries, and for other documents issued in connection with the administration of justice.

3. The district council of Tübingen for public documents issued by the ministries, except for those issued by the Ministry of Justice.

4. The district councils for the public documents issued in their districts by all other administrative bodies and by courts of all branches of the judicial system except for the normal courts.

PRICE: Fees are set on the basis of the value of the certificate. The costs incurred by the applicant are between a minimum of €10 and a maximum of  €130. On average the fees amount to between 10 Euros and 20 Euros

Bundesverwaltungsamt (Federal Office of Administration)

Address: Bundesverwaltungsamt (Federal Office of Administration)
Bundesverwaltungsamt  Barbarastr. 1 
50735 Köln, Deutschland

Telephone: +49 221 758 4100 (Hotline für Fragen zu Apostillen/Beglaubigungen) 

Fax: +49 221 758 2893 

General Website 

Präsident des Deutschen Patentamtes (German Patent Office)

Address: Präsident des Deutschen Patentamtes (German Patent Office)
Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Zweibrückenstraße 12
80331 München
Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt

Telephone+49 (89) 21 95-0

Fax+49 (89) 21 95-22 21 

General Website: (in German only)

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