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Germany - Renew Passport

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  • 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[edit]

  • 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.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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




Validity is up to 10 years.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

Image of German Passport

Processing Time[edit]

Processing time is about 10 - 12 weeks.

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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[edit]

  • Surname
  • Surname at birth
  • Forenames
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Marital status
  • Height
  • Colour of eyes
  • Sex
  • Religious name or artists 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

Need for the Document[edit]

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

Information which might help[edit]

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[edit]

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

External Links[edit]


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.