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Germany - Renew Passport

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Renewing of passport means subsequent applications for the passport after the first Passport has expired, is due to expire or filled up booklet.


When the existing passport has expired or is about to expire/ full.

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  • You need to personally file your application at the closest passport control offices.
  • You can download the necessary application forms free from charge from the mission's web site.

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


  • Obtain passport application form from the Immigrations offices
  • Fill out the application forms
  • Submit the application forms together with other required documents e.g. Certified passport size photo.
  • Pay the required fees.

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Required Documents

  • Your old passport an d its photocopy
  • 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.




Validity is up to 10 years.

Documents to Use

Sample Documents

Image of German Passport

Processing Time

Processing time is about 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

Avoid delays or problems by ensuring you provide all the correct information and supporting documentation required for passport renewal.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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In order to avoid any delays, you must thoroughly complete the application form, submit the proper passport photos and all necessary documents including three copies of each.

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