The Legalisation Section in London will be closed from 21 December 2017 until 8 January 2018 due to upcoming extensive refurbishments.


Certifications of signatures and copies for use in Germany

By certifying a signature, the consular officer confirms that the person indicated in the document was physically present and signed it in front of him or her. It is a simple form of authenticating a signature.

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Certificate of existence

Certificates of existence for pension purposes related to Germany are confirmed by the Embassy in London during office hours. No fee is charged for German state pensions and no appointment is necessary, but you do have to come in person. Please bring your passport with you.

Police clearance certificate

Police clearance certificates

Information on applying for a German police clearance certificate for applicants not resident in the Federal Republic of Germany.

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Legal Aspects of buying a Property in Germany

In order to have your signature certified on the power of attorney or declaration of consent, please contact the legalisation section at the German Mission in the United Kingdom responsible for your area