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A provisional machine-readable passport is only issued in special cases, for example when a passport is needed immediately and a regular passport is not available until the time of first use. The provisional passport is valid for a maximum of one year. The loss of a temporary passport must be reported immediately.

Another identity document, usually the previous passport and/or e.g. the identity card and/or a civil status certificate (e.g. birth certificate) to prove the identity of the applicant. An up-to-date biometric-compatible photo (size 45x35 mm, portrait without edge).

The temporary passport does not entitle you to visa-free travel to the United States under the "Visa Waiver Program". For more information on the entry requirements for German nationals, please visit .
Passport law Regulation for the implementation of the Passport Act

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