Late resettlers to Germany shall provide the following translated and notarized certificates:
- marriage certificates (at the time of departure, the family must have been registered for at least 3 years);
- children birth certificates;
- divorce or adoption certificates, if any
The necessary documents showing kinship to an ethnic German do not require mandatory notarization. These are certificates issued by the civil registry offices (ancestors' birth, marriage, death certificates), extracts from archives. As far as possible, it is necessary to avoid gaps in the biographies of the relatives who are to resettle, as their security and lack of high positions in an authoritarian regime's authority directly influence the decision of the Federal Administrative Office.