A German citizen being parent of a child born in Singapore can register the birth at the German Registrar’s office ("Standesamt“) and apply for German Birth Certificates through the German Embassy in Singapore. 

Important note for Germans born abroad after December 31, 1999:

Children born abroad to one or more German parents who themselves were born abroad on or after 1 January 2000 (entry into force of the revised Nationality Act), will in principle no longer acquire German nationality. The only exceptions to this rule are if the child would otherwise be stateless or if the German parent(s) register(s) the birth with the German mission responsible for where they live within one year of the birth of the child (section 4 (4) of the Nationality Act). 


Registration of births and birth certificates

There is no legal obligation to announce the birth of a child to a German parent abroad, nor to request a German birth certificate. However in certain cases it is recommended to apply for a birth announcement or a German birth certificate. Read more...

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Name Declaration for a Child

If a child of German parents is born outside of Germany, the child' name is not automatically evident according to German law, even if in the foreign (e.g. Singaporean) birth certificate of the child a surname is already indicated. Read more...

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Passport for your child

The German Embassy in Singapore issues children’s passports (Kinderreisepass) and biometric passports for children. Please carefully read the information if you want to apply for a passport for your child...


Your child's citizenship

A child born in Singapore to German parents does not get the Singaporean citzenship. However if the parents are of mixed nationalities, it may be different. Read more...

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Acknowledgement of paternity

An achknowledgement of paternity is necessary when the parents of a child are not legally married. Additionally to the acknowlegdement of fatherhood the mother has to give her consent. Read more...


Birth Certificates for persons born in Germany

To obtain a birth certificate from the Federal Republic of Germany, you must contact the competent German agency (i.e. the "Standesamt" or Registrar's Office). Read more...



The German Embassy in Singapore is not involved in the adoption process. In Germany the Bundeszentralstelle für Auslandsadoption is responsible for the recognition of foreign adoptions. Read more...

Child Abduction

The Federal Foreign Office and the German missions abroad are often asked for help when children are abducted across borders. Read more...



Book your appointment at the German Embassy in Singapore


Please be advised that the German Embassy is using an online appointment booking system. If you want to register a birth and/or apply for a passport for your child, please book an appointment.

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