Yes, even after birth you still - in between changing diapers - have to take care of some administrative matters.
1. Report the birth
Go to the registry office of the municipality where you gave birth to report your child within fifteen days of the birth. Make sure to take your and your partner's Identity card with you. Married? Don't forget your marriage certificate!
2. Notify your health insurance fund
Hand over the 'document intended for your health insurance' that you received from the municipal authorities to your health insurance fund with a vignette sticker. Often you also get a gift for your baby from your health insurance fund.
3. Notify your Parentia child benefit fund
Notify us of the birth of your child and apply for your maternity allowance or starting amount if you have not already done so. Send us the original birth certificate you received from the municipal authorities. From the first month after the birth of your child, you will receive your monthly child benefit or Growth Package around the 8th of the month.
4. Inform the other parties!
Notify the childcare centre, your employer and your insurance broker of the birth of your son or daughter.