The following consular services are provided by the German Consulate Mumbai for Indian citizens. To go through the services provided by other German Missions, please refer to the following webpage:
'German Missions in India'
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.
Life Certificates sent from Germany can be attested by consular officers at all German Missions in India. The consular section also offers its services to have your identity and signature certified for your pension from Germany. Attestation of these documents is free of charge.
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.
In Germany, you can get legally married only at the 'Standesamt' (Registry Office/Registrar). The German Registrar usually requires certain documents for this process.
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?
Are you carrying €10,000 or more in cash?
Are you carrying €10,000 or more in cash on your travel to or from an EU-Nation? If yes, then you are obliged to declare it. Click to read more:
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.