Consular Services for Indian Nationals
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.
Police Clearance Certificates are issued by the Federal Central Register (Bundeszentralregister) of the German Federal Office for Justice.
Applicants residing outside of Germanyare 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.
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?
Travelling with pets
If you enter Germany with dogs, cats or ferrets, you need to comply with certain requirements.