Information about the services provided by the Honorary Consulate Perth

Here you can find out about the consular services provided by the Honorary German Consulate in Perth. The Honorary Consulate in Perth website is designed to contain specific information relating to Western Australia. Please see the official website of The Federal Republic of Germany in Australia for Australia wide information.

Passport Applications
Visas to Germany
Nationality and Citizenship Law
Marriage and Family
Pensions
Inheritance Law
Certifications and Translations

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

PASSPORT APPLICATIONS

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Service/Document Perth Honorary Consulate Role Processing Information
Biometric passport adult Accept application forms and documentation

Certification of documents

Handing out of new German passports

Approximate processing time:

Standard applications 6-8 weeks

Express applications 2-4 weeks

Temporary Passports and Children’s passports approx. 2-3 weeks

Biometric passport for a minor (under 18)
Temporary Passports
Children’s Passport
Change of Address in your passport None Application directly with the Consulate General in Sydney
Change of Name in your passport Accept application forms and documentation

Certification of signature

Certification of documents

See Name Declarations
Registration or Deregistration Form None Registration status can be inquired directly at the Registry Office in Germany of last place of residence
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VISAS TO GERMANY

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Service/Document Perth Honorary Consulate Role Processing Information
Short-term (Schengen) visas – for up to 90 days None

None

For information regarding the registration process see VFS Global website

Applicant to lodge application with Consulate General in Sydney.

Long-term visa (national visa)
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NATIONALITY & CITIZENSHIP LAW

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Service/Document Perth Honorary Consulate Role Processing Information
Application to Regain German Citizenship Accept application form and documentation

Certification of signature and documents

Processing time approximately 1 year
Dual Citizenship Application
Beibehaltungsgenehmigung
Certification of German passport and relevant documents Application to be sent directly to the Consulate General in Sydney

Processing time

3-10 months

Name Declarations
-Children
-Spouses (upon marriage or divorce)
Lodge application Processing time up to 3 months
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MARRIAGE & FAMILY

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Service/Document Perth Honorary Consulate Role Processing Information
German Birth Certificate

German Marriage Certificate

German Death Certificate

None Certificates can be ordered online directly at the responsible Registry in Germany
German Divorce Decree None Applicant applies for the decree at the court in Germany where the divorce took place
Obtaining a German Birth Certificate for a child born in Australia entitled to German citizenship (registering an overseas birth) Lodge application and documentation

Certification of signature and documents

Processing time

up to 3 years

Register an Australian Marriage Certificate in Germany Lodge application and documentation

Certification of signature and documentation

Processing time

up to 3 months

Register an Australian Divorce Certificate in Germany Lodge application and documentation

Certification of signature and documents

Processing time

3 months or longer

German Police Clearance of Good Conduct
Führungszeugnis
Certification of the signature

Translation

Application directly via Fax or Mail
Certificate for the Transportation of the urn (Urnenbescheinigung) Yes –
Please contact the Perth Honorary Consulate directly for assistance
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PENSIONS

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Service/Document Perth Honorary Consulate Role Processing Information
Life certificate for recipients of German Old Age Pension Yes, in case of private pension insurances

State pension only in exceptional circumstances

Completed Life Certificates can be verified at various places, like Centrelink, Bank or treating doctor
Life Certificates for recipients of German restitution/compensation payments Yes Applicant to send the completed and verified life certificate directly to their pension authority in Germany
Pension Applications for former workers in a ghetto None Contact the Consulate General Sydney for detailed information

Telephone: (02) 8302 4900

Opening Hours

Compensation for National Socialist Injustice None Contact the Consulate General Sydney for detailed information

Telephone: (02) 8302 4900

Opening Hours

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INHERITANCE LAW

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Service/Document Perth Honorary Consulate Role Processing Information
Declaration of Renouncement of an Inheritance Certification of signature Applicant to send form to the relevant court (Nachlassgericht) in Germany
Certificate of Inheritance None Application only through the Consulate General in Sydney
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CERTIFICATIONS & TRANSLATION (please note there is a fee for this service)

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Certification of photocopies of a documents Yes During an appointment
Certification of signatures Yes During an appointment
Full notarisation None Consulate General in Sydney or German Embassy in Canberra
Apostille None For an apostille for Australian documents see The Department of Foreign Affairs

For an apostille for German documents see the German Foreign Office

Translation of German Driver’s license Yes
The Perth Honorary Consulatetranslates a German driver’s license
During an appointment

An international driver´s license can only be issued by the responsible authority in Germany

Translation of German Police Clearance of Good Conduct Yes During an appointment
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