Government of Canada services and information in Düsseldorf, Germany
Services and information provided to Canadians by the Consulate of Canada to Germany, in Düsseldorf.
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- Adoption and surrogacy
- Birth abroad
- Citizenship services
- Marriage abroad
- Notarial services
- Passport services
- Pensions and retirement
- Same-sex marriage abroad
- Studying abroad
- Visa and immigration services
- Voting abroad
Adoption and surrogacy
Refer to International adoption.
The Consulate of Canada cannot provide guidance regarding adoption procedures in Germany. Adoptions are under the responsibility of local German Youth Welfare offices. Surrogacy is not legally permitted in Germany.
Refer to Children born outside of Canada.
If your child is born in Germany and you have submitted the required documentation, the local registrar’s office (“Standesamt”) will issue a German birth certificate. It is recommended to ask for the international version. Birth in Germany does not entitle your child to German citizenship.
For many, it is now possible and recommended to apply for proof of Canadian citizenship online. Refer to Get proof of Canadian citizenship.
For those ineligible to submit your proof of citizenship application online.
Complete your proof of citizenship application and pay your fee online. Include a copy of your online payment receipt with your application. Note the following requirements before sending your documents by mail:
- include your email address with your forms
- enter “N/A” for any questions that do not apply to you
- Quebec birth certificates issued after January 1, 1994 are acceptable; Quebec birth certificates issued prior to January 1994 require an updated birth certificate
For more information regarding proof of citizenship, please refer to Get proof of citizenship.
Applications can be mailed to the following address:
Embassy of Canada
Leipziger Platz 17
Refer to Marriage outside Canada.
Canadians wishing to get married in Germany need a certificate from the registrar's office (“Standesamt”). Requirements for Canadians vary depending upon the couple's status in Germany and where they plan to marry.
Canadians will be asked to present a long-form birth certificate indicating your parentage. Get the long-form birth certificate from a vital statistics office of the province or territory of birth.
Canadians may also be asked for a “Ledigkeitsbescheinigung”, which is a certificate of non-impediment to marriage stating that they are single. An exact equivalent does not exist in Canada. The Consulate of Canada in Düsseldorf, however, can issue a statement in lieu of certificate of non-impediment to marriage for use in Germany only. The following are required:
- a certified copy of pages 2 and 3 of your current Canadian passport
- a certified copy of your Canadian birth or citizenship certificate
- a written declaration of present marital status, address in Germany and name of future spouse
- payment of fees (see Service fees)
Instead of the “Ledigkeitsbescheinigung”, the registrar might allow Canadians to make an affirmation of single status at the “Standesamt”.
Canadians are encouraged to seek out local resources for notarial needs.
The Consular sections of the Consulates limit in-person services to Canadians with consular emergencies only. For further information, we encourage you to contact us by telephone or email.
The Consulate of Canada in Düsseldorf offers a limited range of notarial services to Canadians in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Saarland.
Please email the Consulate in Düsseldorf with scanned copies of documents prior to booking an appointment to verify if the requested service can be provided.
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|Administering an oath or receiving a statutory declaration or affirmation. The fee shown is per document.||50.00|
|Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document.||50.00|
|Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document.||50.00|
|Authenticating signatures of Canadian authorities or notaries.||50.00|
|Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy.||20.00|
|Issuing a Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad. The fee shown is a minimum, per document.||30.00|
|Providing a Passport Canada CTC. The fee shown is per set of three copies.||45.00|
The Consular sections of the Consulates limit in-person services to Canadians with consular emergencies only. General passport applications from Canadians anywhere in Germany can be sent to the Embassy by mail to the address below:
Embassy of Canada
Leipziger Platz 17
The Consulate of Canada in Düsseldorf offers emergency, temporary and regular passport services for urgent travel to Canadians in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Saarland. We encourage you to contact us by email: email@example.com.
Refer to our Services and fees section to pay online before completing your passport application.
|10-year adult passport (age 16 or over)||260.00|
|5-year adult passport (age 16 or over)||190.00|
|5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age)||100.00|
|Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport||45.00|
|Adult Emergency travel document||75.00|
|Child Emergency travel document (0-15 years of age)||30.00|
Pensions and retirement
Same-sex marriage abroad
Same sex marriages are recognized in Germany.
Visa and immigration services
Visa and immigration services are offered at the Embassy of Canada to Austria, in Vienna.
Refer to Travel documents – Visas.
- Apply to travel, study, work or immigrate to Canada.
- Find a visa application centre (VAC) to book an appointment to give your biometrics (fingerprints and photo).
Permanent residents of Canada: Find out how to apply for a Permanent Resident Travel Document (PRTD).
Please note that we do not respond to applications for Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA), Study Permits, Work Permits, Visas, Permanent Resident Travel Documents, etc. Use the IRCC web form to contact the Visa Office in Vienna.
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