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If your passport or passport card has been lost, stolen or damaged, you must appear in person at your nearest authority that issued this passport to obtain a new passport/passport card.


German citizen who have lost or their passport has been stolen.

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If you have lost your passport or your passport has been stolen you will need to report this to the authority that issued this passport (e.g. if your passport was issued in Berlin you will have to report the lost/stolen passport to the passport office in Berlin).

Required Information

  • Place, date and circumstances of loss
  • 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


  • Report to the police the circumstances of losing the passport.
  • Report to the authorities responsible for issuing passport.
  • 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

  • Police abstract stating how you lost your passport.
  • 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


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


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

Please keep in mind that you must thoroughly complete the application form, submit the proper passport photos, and include all the necessary documents.

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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A new passport law has been in effect since Nov. 1, 2007. Under this new law, fingerprints also must be stored on a chip contained in German passports. This affects all passport applicants six years and older.

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