Here you can find answers to questions related to services provided to families
Couples that got married in Ghana, Sierra Leone or Liberia can apply for the registration of their marriage in the German marriage registry and receive a German marriage certificate, if the wife or the husband has German citizenship.
When contracting marriage in Ghana, Sierra Leone or Liberia, a couple does not have the possibility to choose a common family name. This choice can be made later through a name declaration at the embassy.
If your (German) child was born outside Germany, you can still register the birth in Germany to receive a German birth certificate.
If the parents have different last names, they must choose a last name for their child prior to the first issuance of a German passport or a German birth certificate.
If a child is born out of wedlock, legal paternity for the German law needs to be established through paternity acknowledgement.
If a spouse after a divorce or death of partner, wants to revert to a former name, this can be done at the embassy through name declaration.