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Government of Canada services and information in Düsseldorf, Germany

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Services and information provided to Canadians by the Consulate of Canada to Germany, in Düsseldorf.

COVID-19: Travel guidance

All travellers, regardless of citizenship, must meet specific requirements when coming to Canada. For information on COVID-19 and travel, visit COVID-19: Travel, testing, quarantine and borders.

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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.

Birth abroad

Refer to Birth abroad.

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.

Citizenship services

TEMPORARY MEASURES DUE TO COVID-19: The current situation may lead to delays in the processing of non-urgent documentation requests. Canadians are asked to consider postponing routine citizenship service requests at this time.

The Consular sections of the Embassy and Consulates are continuing to limit in-person services to Canadians with consular emergencies only. If absolutely necessary, citizenship applications from Canadians anywhere in Germany can be sent to the Embassy by mail. For further information, we encourage you to contact us by telephone or email.

Complete your citizenship application. Citizenship services are only offered by the Embassy of Canada in Berlin.

Marriage abroad

TEMPORARY MEASURES DUE TO COVID-19: The current situation may lead to delays in the processing of non-urgent documentation requests. Clients are asked to consider postponing routine service requests at this time.

Refer to Marriage abroad.

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 Embassy of Canada in Berlin, 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”.

Notarial services

TEMPORARY MEASURES DUE TO COVID-19: The current situation may lead to delays in the processing of non-urgent documentation requests. Canadians are asked to consider postponing routine authentication service requests at this time and are encouraged to seek out local resources for notarial needs.

The Consular sections of the Embassy and Consulates are continuing to limit in-person services to Canadians with consular emergencies only. If absolutely necessary, authentication requests from Canadians anywhere in Germany can be sent to the Embassy by mail. 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.

Please contact the Consulate by email with scanned copies of documents prior to visiting the office to verify if the requested service can be provided.

Payment method

Credit card for payment in CAN$

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (EUR)
Administering an oath or receiving a statutory declaration or affirmation. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 35.00
Authenticating (witnessing) a signature. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 35.00
Authenticating the signature and seal of a foreign authority. The fee shown is per document. 50.00 35.00
Authenticating signatures of Canadian authorities or notaries 50.00 35.00
Certifying a true copy of a document. The fee shown is per copy. 20.00 15.00
Issuing a Statement in lieu of Certificate of Non-impediment to Marriage Abroad. The fee shown is a minimum, per document. 30.00 20.00
Providing a Passport Canada CTC. The fee shown is per set of three copies. 45.00 30.00

Passport services

TEMPORARY MEASURES DUE TO COVID-19: The current situation may lead to delays in the processing of non-urgent documentation requests.

The Consular sections of the Embassy and Consulates are continuing to 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. For further information, we encourage you to contact us by email.

The Consulate of Canada in Düsseldorf offers emergency, temporary and regular passport services for urgent travel. Please contact the Consulate for instructions.

Refer to our Services and fees section to pay online before completing your passport application.

Payment method

Credit card for payment in CAN$

Details Fee (CAD) Fee (EUR)
10-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 260.00 170.00
5-year adult passport (age 16 or over) 190.00 125.00
5-year Child passport (0-15 years of age) 100.00 65.00
Additional fee for replacing a valid lost or stolen passport 45.00 30.00
Adult Emergency travel document 75.00 50.00
Child Emergency travel document (0-15 years of age) 30.00 20.00
Temporary passport 110.00 75.00
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Pensions and retirement

Refer to Retiring abroad.

Same-sex marriage abroad

Same sex marriages are recognized in Germany.

Studying abroad

Refer to Studying abroad and EduCanada.

Visa and immigration services

TEMPORARY MEASURES DUE TO COVID-19

Please visit the following page for more information: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19.html

Urgent questions regarding entry to Canada for non-Canadians due to the travel restrictions, including questions about exemptions, can be sent to viennimmigration@international.gc.ca.

Further information for non-Canadians can be found at:

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-special-measures.html

https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-covid19/travel-restrictions-exemptions.html#Exemptions

Visa and immigration services for Germany are provided by the Embassy of Canada in Austria (Vienna).

Voting abroad

Refer to Elections (voting from abroad).

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