# Identity documents
How can I get a new national identity card? How and where can I use the online identification function? Where can I apply for changes? This section provides information and contact details for government services related to identity documents such as national identity cards, passports and driving licences.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
In the event of an emergency, you can be issued with an emergency travel document by the border authorities (Federal Police) before you travel, provided that you are a national of Germany or another EU Member State or have a secure residence status.
If you want to enter Germany for a longer stay, you have to apply for a national visa.
If you want to use the online ID function as a provider in your own application, you need an authorisation certificate.
If you live abroad, you can apply for your German passport at a German diplomatic representation abroad.
If you are registered in the Central Register of Foreigners, you can request that your data not be disclosed under certain conditions.