I am facing a lot of difficulties to obtain an identity document for my daughter, because even though I have all the documentation required by the "Standesamt" they have not issued any document not even an "Auszug aus dem Geburtenregister" because our passports are expired. Since 2 months I hired a lawyer but we don't have any progress. Due to this situation the Sozialamt have not issued a new Bescheid where our daughter is included in our family nucleus and therefore she doesn't receive any money. Her asylum application was made by the immigration office on March 31, 2022.

Could you please advice me about what can I do? Some jurisprudence or legal precedent that I can apply in this request? Thank you in advance.
asked May 11 in Legal advice by Faga0206
Hi, All l know Standesamt will not give birth certificate if you don’t have correct or legit documents.

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Dear @Faga0206,

Welcome back to the Wefugees Community and thank you for reaching out to us again.

I am really sorry to hear that you are struggling so much to get the birth certificate or at least the extract from the birth registry (Auszug aus dem Geburtenregister). From my experience, the Standesamt is usually issuing the latter BECAUSE the parents' identity could not be proven. I recommend you to address the Standesamt again and request the immediate issuing of the extract (Auszug aus dem Geburtenregister) while highlighting that otherwise your child is not even receiving any benefits, medical services etc. Explain them that you are not able to submit valid passports for now and you REQUEST the finalization of the procedure. Until now, they could have issued a so-called "Bescheinigung über die Zurückstellung der Beurkundung" at least (which they obviously didn't do either). Please see more details on this here.

The other question is, what is the lawyer actually doing? You hired him/her for this matter? With this kind of issues I would recommend to contact a counselling office first - it may save the money for a lawyer.

Let us know if you need support in finding counselling services in your area and I hope my answer was helpful.

All the best,


answered May 20 by Meike
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