Apply for identity card - provisional Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In order to bridge the time until the identity card is issued, the BürgerService facilities at the Bürgeramt can issue a temporary identity card if necessary.

A temporary identity card may be issued for a maximum period of validity of three months and may not be renewed.

  • Proof of identity,

    e.g. old or invalid identity card, valid (child) passport or birth certificate in the case of infants or young children who do not yet have a (child) passport or identity card.

  • 1 current biometric passport photo according to the photo sample board,

    Recommendation: not older than three months

  • For children under 16 years of age:,

    Special declaration of consent (explicitly related to the issuing of the identity card) of the person with custody, as well as their identity cards (also copies) and, if applicable, proof of custody.

  • Proof of custody,

    with a single guardian


  • German citizenship


For further information, please call (0421) 361-88660.

  • Personalausweisgesetz
  • Informations- und Serviceportal des Bundesministeriums des Innern zum neuen Personalausweis

  • the temporary machine-readable identity card shall in principle be issued only in connection with the application for the definitive identity card.
  • the provisional identity card can only be applied for in person, as the personal signature must be provided when applying for it.

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