Sebastian Henning
Sworn Translator in Berlin (Spanish-German / English-German)

1. Certified Translations

I carry out certified translations of documents from Germany (German-Spanish / German-English), e.g.:

2. Apostilles for Documents from Germany

Apostilles are issued only for countries in which the Hague Apostille Convention is valid in relation to Germany.

A consular legalisation is issued – instead of the apostille – by the consulates of those countries for which the Hague Apostille Convention is not valid in relation to Germany. In these cases, you will be required a previous authentication carried out by the competent body of the corresponding German federal state (and an additional final authentication, issued by the BVA for certain countries). – Country list (final authentication) of the BVA

The verification of documents for German authorities can be carried out by German consulates, if consular legalisation has been suspended in a country. – Country list (verification) of the German Foreign Ministry

Apostilles for Documents issued by Federal Authorities:

Competent body: Bundesverwaltungsamt (BVA) – e.g. apostille for the Führungszeugnis (Criminal Record Certificate)

Apostilles for Documents issued by Authorities of individual Federal States

Competence is dependant on the type of document and the place of issuance. I do not assume any responsibility for the information.

  • Baden-Württemberg
    Competent bodies: Regierungspräsidien, Kultusministerium, Wissenschaftsministerium, Landgerichte
  • Bavaria
    Competent bodies: Regierungen der Regierungsbezirke, Landgerichte
  • Berlin
    Competent bodies: LABO, Landgericht Berlin
  • Brandenburg
    Competent bodies: Auslandsbeglaubigungsstelle der Landeshauptstadt Potsdam, Landgerichte
  • Bremen
    Competent bodies: Behörde für Inneres, Landgericht Bremen
  • Hamburg
    Competent bodies: Behörde für Inneres, Landgericht Hamburg
  • Hesse
    Competent bodies: Regierungspräsidien, Landgerichte
  • Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
    Competent bodies: Ministerium für Inneres und Europa, Landgerichte
  • Lower Saxony
    Competent bodies: Polizeidirektionen, Landgerichte
  • North Rhine-Westphalia
    Competent bodies: Bezirksregierungen, Landgerichte
  • Rhineland-Palatinate
    Competent bodies: Aufsichts- und Dienstleistungsdirektion Kaiserslautern, Landgerichte
  • Saarland
    Competent bodies: Landesverwaltungsamt St. Ingbert, Landgericht Saarbrücken
  • Saxony
    Competent bodies: Landesdirektion Sachsen, Landgerichte
  • Saxony-Anhalt
    Competent bodies: Landesverwaltungsamt Magdeburg, Landgerichte
  • Schleswig-Holstein
    Competent bodies: Innenministerium, Landgerichte
  • Thuringia
    Competent bodies: Landesverwaltungsamt Weimar, Landgerichte

3. Embassies and Consulates

Information on consular districts for individual countries can be found in the country list.

4. Links of Interest