Why might you need to have your Ukrainian birth certificate translated?

Annemarie Knatz I 25.03.2022 I Current topics
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Entry and then? Many Ukrainian refugees are currently deciding to stay in Germany and make it their new home. But Germany would not be Germany if this didn’t involve a lot of red tape. We’ll show you which official procedures are now necessary and which (translated) documents you need for this.

What do I need for a residence permit?

With the Ukraine Residency Transition Regulation (UkraineAufenthÜV), people who have fled Ukraine can legally enter Germany without a visa and with only a biometric passport. This regulation provides a quick unbureaucratic remedy, but does not apply for the refugees’ long-term stay.

In order to apply for a residence permit, you must first register a permanent residence in Germany. In addition to your passport or identity card, you must also present the following documents:

- accommodation provider confirmation (compulsory from 1.11.2015)
- child IDs or birth certificates of the children moving in with you
- rental or purchase contract, if applicable
- marriage certificate, if applicable

Which Ukrainian documents need to be translated?

While your passport is recognised without translation in most cases, German authorities and offices often require a translation of your birth or marriage certificate (sometimes including an apostille). Sounds complicated and time-consuming? lingoking offers you a quick and easy solution for the (certified) translation of your Ukrainian birth certificate with the help of our easy-to-use web-app.

Do I need the translated birth certificate just for the residence permit?

No. If you want to stay in Germany longer, the residence permit is just the first hurdle you can overcome with your translated birth certificate. As soon as you receive your residence permit and start working, you can also apply for child benefit or parental allowance, for example. Here, too, you will need the translation of your Ukrainian birth certificate and/or that of your children.

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IMPORTANT: Please clarify before translation whether a certified translation is sufficient for your situation or whether you also require an apostille including translation.

What other translations may be necessary?

Depending on the authority, further documents may be required for the issuance of a residence permit in addition to the translation of your Ukrainian birth certificate. In the case of spouses, for example, a translation of your Ukrainian marriage certificate is often required.

Tip: It is best to ask the competent authority which documents you need to present including (certified) translation before booking.

About the author

@Annemarie Knatz | Marketing Manager @lingoking

I have been part of the lingoking team since 2021 and love diving ever deeper into the world of languages. “Language is the key to the world” and so, as Marketing Manager, I am constantly working to make the “lingoking” brand with all its facets accessible to a wide audience. Together, we can not only think outside the box, but also directly overcome linguistic barriers, and do so as simply and uncomplicatedly as possible.

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