US Apostille Authorities

If you want to use a US public document in Germany (e.g. birth or marriage certificates, court orders), the German authorities might request that you obtain an Apostille as a confirmation of the authenticity of the foreign document. The Apostille for US public documents can only be issued by the competent US authorities of the US state from where the document originates.

Please check with the appropriate German Mission for their respective lists of competent US authorities in their consular jurisdiction. If you do not know which of our nine German Missions covers your area, please consult our Interactive Consulate Finder.

Apostille Authorities Consulate General Atlanta

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Apostille Authorities Consulate General Boston

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Apostille Authorities Consulate General Chicago

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Apostille Authorities Consulate General Houston

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Apostille Authorities Consulate General Los Angeles

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Apostille Authorities Consulate General Miami

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Apostille Authorities Consulate General New York

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Apostille Authorities Consulate General San Francisco

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Apostille Authorities Embassy Washington

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US Apostille Authorities

Apostille

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German Missions in the United States

Nine German Missions throughout the US offer consular services. Each Mission covers a specific geographic region. To find out which Mission can assist you, please use our Consulate Finder.

Marriage in Germany

Hochzeit

In Germany marriage may only be contracted before a registrar, a religious ceremony is optional. This instructional pamphlet conveys general information only. Please contact the appropriate registrar's office in Germany ("Standesamt") for detailed information.