Authentication of a signature
If you have to sign a document (e.g. a declaration of approval) in front of a notary (authentification of your signature), please make an appointment with us directly by telephone. Please bring the document to be signed and your valid identity card or passport with you to this appointment.
The costs for a signature certification depend on the concrete business value of the declaration to be signed. The legal fee range is - with an English certification note - between € 30,94 and € 108,29 for a signature certification - depending on the value of the issue that the document is about. As a rule, you will also be invoiced at the same time as the appointment. Please pay in cash at the appointment.
If the certified document is to be sent by us to a third party additional fees will be charged.
Authentication of photocopies
Attention: In the period from 05.06.2023 up to and including 12.06.2023 no submission of documents and accordingly no preparation of certified photocopies is possible!
If you need certified photocopies of a document, then you can drop off the corresponding original here in the office from Mondays to Thursdays between 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. without appointment. If you are unable to bring the documents in person during these hours, you may give them to someone else. Please enclose a note with your telephone number and indicate whether - if you need more than one document certified - you want them to be sent later by you to the same recipient (then the copies can be bound) or whether you need the certified photocopies separately.We make the copies from the original ourselves, you do not have to make copies yourself.
You can usually pick up the documents again on the next business day (or the day after) at the same time together with the certified copies against payment of the invoice amount in cash.
Please note: Certifications can only be made from (handwritten) signed original documents or certified documents, not from printed out pdf-documents and the like! The language in which the document is written is irrelevant, since only the visual conformity of the copy with the original is notarized.
Costs per document: 11,90 € (up to 10 pages), with foreign language certification note: 15,47 €.
This page was updated on 08/05/2023.
How to get to us
By public transport
Alternatively, you can reach us by bus M19 (station U-Mehringdamm) or by bus 140 (station Yorckstr./Großbeerenstr.).Directions PDF
Jens Michaelis - Notary | Lawyer
Mehringdamm 50 | 10961 Berlin
Tel.: 030 68 83 65 89 | Fax.: 030 7889 7245
notar[at]j-michaelis[dot]de (notary issues)
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