If you need certified copies of your original documents, you can get them at the AStA office.
You need to bring the document as well as ten copies at the most. You will usually get back the certified copies within two days. The copies need to be exact and complete copies of the original, this means: texts and stamps cannot be missing on the copy or be copied incompletely.


Due to the favorable infection numbers, we are able to make our rules regarding credentials less strict. If you need certifications, proceed as follows:
  1. fill out this form
  2. print the form and put it in an envelope together with the original document and the copies to be certified.
    Please do not check anything for the alternatives of archiving and mailing the originals.
    When making the copies, follow the instructions below!
  3. put the envelope in the mailbox at AStA.

Orders that are posted Monday to Thursday until 12:00 can usually be picked up the next day from 9:30 to 14:00 - on Friday until 12:00. Orders placed later will be ready for collection the day after next. Orders received on Fridays and weekends can be picked up from Tuesday of the following week. If we need a longer turnaround time for an order or we should be ready sooner, we will contact you by phone.

You have had a certificate certified by us and have it archived with us?

We will keep your documents safe until you can pick them up on one of our pick-up dates or after the AStA building opens.

Archived originals can be picked up now Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Please note!

  • The pins used for stapling together original documents are not to be opened / removed for copying purposes.

  • Colour copies cannot be certified.

  • AStA is not allowed to attest any vital records (birth certificates i.e.) or official documents (identity documents, police records, i.e.).

  • Multilateral documents need to be copied completely (all front and back sides, even if one page only contains a stamp or a seemingly unimportant description)

  • Stamps and signatures need to be as legible as possible (if necessary, set your printer to a darker print in the menu).

  • The format of the copies does not need to be equivalent to the original documents, provided that the content remains unchanged and legible. Large-sized documents can therefore be reduced to a smaller size (reproduction factor). For multilateral originals, copies may have print on both sides (two pages on one sheet). The four pages of your “Abiturzeugnis” (German certificate for enrolling at a university) can e.g. be printed on both sides of the sheet in a DIN A 3 format, like its original.

  • Please do not staple copies together and do not hand in the documents (originals and copies) in transparent sheets or attached with paper clips or post-its