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Identity Witness [Identitätszeuge]

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This is a person who is in a close relationship to you (for example a relative or spouse) and who can testify and confirm the data. The identity witness needs an official identification with photo [amtlicher Lichtbildausweis].

If you want to validate a public document with a notary, you must likewise prove your identity with an official identification with photo [amtlicher Lichtbildausweis] with your personal signature.

If you are not in possession of such a document of identification, your identity can also be confirmed by two identity witnesses who can prove their own identity.

PLEASE NOTE
If you possess another document without photo (for example a proof of citizenship [Staatsbürgerschaftsnachweis] or a birth certificate [Geburtsurkunde]) then one identity witness is sufficient.
Last update: 01.01.2016
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