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German consular officers are empowered by statute to certify and authenticate documents, signatures and copies for legal use in Germany. Documents executed before a consular officer rank equally with those executed before a notary in Germany.

Attestation of documents, signatures and copies

Life Certificates Life Certificates sent from Germany can be attested by consular officers at all German missions in India. Please come in person for the certification, along with your passport or…

Life Certificates and Pension Certificates

The price for merchandise purchased in Germany includes a 19% Value Added Tax (VAT). The VAT can be refunded if the merchandise is purchased and exported by a customer whose residence is outside the European Union. 

German Value Added Tax Refund

Applicants residing outside of Germany are required to have their personal data and signature attested on the application form. This attestation can be obtained at the competent German foreign mission in India.

Police Clearance Certificate

Marriages in India are regarded as valid in Germany if the legal provisions relating to those marriages were abided by. In addition, both the bride and groom must meet all legal requirements for marriage under the law of their home states.

Marriage in India

In Germany, you can get legally married only at the 'Standesamt' (Registry Office/Registrar). The German Registrar usually requires certain documents for this process.

Marriage in Germany

If you enter Germany with dogs, cats or ferrets, you need to comply with certain requirements.

Travelling with pets

Can I use my Indian drivers licence in Germany or do I need to exchange it for a German licence? Do I need an International licence?

Indian drivers licence in Germany

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