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German passports are issued to nationals of Germany for the purpose of international travel.
A German passport is, besides the German ID card and the German Emergency Travel Document (called "Reiseausweis als Passersatz"), the only other officially recognized document that German authorities will routinely accept as proof of identity from German citizens


Only German citizens may apply for a German passport.

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It is required that the applicant appears in person

Required Information

  • Surname
  • Surname at birth
  • Forenames
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status
  • Height
  • Colour of eyes
  • Sex
  • Religious name or artist’s pseudonym
  • Current address and contact details
  • Nationality
  • Citizenship
  • Details of current German passport/identity papers
  • Signature of applicant
  • Date
  • Place
  • Residence permit in your country of residence


  • Fill out the application form
  • Applicants have to apply for a new passport in person and the data in newly issued passports is essentially an authenticated copy of the personal data found in locally stored registration documents

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Required Documents

  • Identity card
  • Completed and signed application form
  • Birth Certificate/Birth Declaration
  • Marriage Certificate
  • If applicable, a “Declaration of Name Change”
  • Proof of Deregistration (Einwohnermeldeamt) from Germany, if the address in the passport is still a German residence.
  • Registration Confirmation for Late Repatriates.


For applicants less than 24 years- €59
For applicants over 24 years of age- €37


For applicants less than 24 years of age the passport will be valid for 6 years;
for applicants over 24 years of age the passport will be valid for 10 years.

Documents to Use

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

10 - 12 weeks.

Office Locations & Contacts

Bundesdruckerei GmbH
Oranienstrasse 91
10969 Berlin
Tel.:+49 (0)30 25 98 0
Fax: +49 (0)30 25 98 2205

Bundesministerium des Innern
Alt-Moabit 101D
10559 Berlin
Tel.:+49 30 18681-1022/-1023 /-1089
Fax: +49 30 18681-1083

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Information which might help

In Germany, applications for passports and identity cards can be filed with the responsible local passport and identity card authorities.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Facilitate the process of securing assistance from German consular officials abroad (or other EU-members in the case that a German consular facility is absent).

External Links

Official website


The data page/information page is printed in German, English, and French.

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