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Legal entitlement for a place in a kindergarten

Children of members of the force and the civilian component who have status under the NATO Status of Forces Agreement have no legal entitlement for a place in a kindergarten.

However, in agreement with the kindergarten providers in the County of Kaiserslautern, these children are welcome to attend a kindergarten subject to the availability of space.

The decision of acceptance of such a child is made by the respective kindergarten provider in consideration of the number of current applications for kindergarten spaces.


The City of Kaiserslautern is the centralized contact for adoption placements -to include interested US citizens- in the Counties of Kaiserslautern, Kusel, Donnersberg and the City of Kaiserslautern.

Within the Kaiserslautern City Administration, the City Youth Authority (Stadtjugendamt) is responsible for adoptions, day care, and foster children.

The Youth Authority is located at # 2-4 Lauterstraße, Benzinoring entrance, 1st floor. Point of contact is Mrs. Elisabeth Goldinger-Vollmer, Phone: 0631 365-4865,
Fax.: 0631 365-4869, E-Mail: e.goldinger-vollmer(at)kaiserslautern(dot)de, or Jugendamt(at)kaiserslautern(dot)de

Detailed information with regards to adoptions is available at the following link:

Marriage in Germany

In the event you are considering getting married in Germany and you reside in our county, below you will find the address of the appropriate Registry Office (Standesamt) of the Union Community (Verbandsgemeinde) in which you live. The Union Community’s Registry Office is also your point of contact if you reside in one of the local communities (Ortsgemeinde) comprising that Union Community.

Some general information on getting married in Germany is found under the following link (with further links):

While this link provides some very useful information on the general requirements for getting married in Germany, it is important (!) you contact the appropriate registry office to get detailed information on what documents you will be required to furnish in your specific circumstances.

Standesamt (Registry Office) Enkenbach-Alsenborn
18 Hauptstraße
67677 Enkenbach-Alsenborn
Phone: 06303/913133

Standesamt (Registry Office) Weilerbach
15 Rummelstraße
67685 Weilerbach
Phone: 06374/922125

Standesamt (Registry Office) Ramstein-Miesenbach
6 Am Neuen Markt
66877 Ramstein-Miesenbach
Phone: 06371/592126

Standesamt (Registry Office) Landstuhl
41 Kirchenstraße
66849 Landstuhl
Phone: 06371/83 121

Standesamt (Registry Office) Bruchmühlbach-Miesau
2 Am Rathaus
66892 Bruchmühlbach-Miesau
Phone: 06372/9220207

Standesamt (Registry Office) Otterberg-Otterbach
27 Hauptstaße
67697 Otterberg
Phone: 06301/603120