Passport, first or new issue

  • All persons with German citizenship who have their main residence in Hamburg can apply for a passport in Hamburg.
  • The consent of all custodians is required up to the age of 18.
  • Since November 1, 2007, only biometric passports with fingerprints have been issued. All previous passports remain valid. An extension is not possible. Your expired passports (including temporary ones) will be confiscated or given invalidated.
  • For people over 24 years of age, the passport is valid for 10 years. It is valid for 6 years for people under the age of 24.
  • BASIC: 1 biometrically readable recent passport photo (35x45 mm without border, background light and monochrome. Sample - see link Federal Ministry of the Interior).
  • Of legal age: federal identity card, in the case of a new issue: old passport
  • Minors: Birth certificate, children's passport (if available), personal visit of the child with at least one legal guardian/representative. In the case of permanently separated parents, only the parent with whom the child is registered may apply for the passport. Declaration of consent and identity cards or passports of the legal guardians, proof of sole custody.
  • Expiration: Old passport.
  • Loss: federal identity card. If not available: birth or marriage certificate.
  • Theft: see loss, additionally: Theft of the passport must be reported to the police and the theft report issued there must be presented.
  • Change: Old passport, proof of change (e.g. certificates).
  • After naturalization: naturalization certificate, old passport or identity card, birth and/or marriage certificate.


  • German citizenship according to Article 116 of the Basic Law
  • Personal interview when submitting the application (also applies to minors).
  • The minor and at least one custodian must appear in person. If a legal guardian does not appear in person, his / her written consent with signature and the original identity card / passport are required.
  • Registered in Hamburg with an apartment. If you are registered in Hamburg with a second residence, the approval of the identification authority at the place of your main residence is required for the issuance of the identification document; this is obtained from the customer center.


  • Extension or change not possible! A new passport will ALWAYS be issued.
  • The passport can also be picked up by an authorized person.
  • The loss of a passport can be reported to any customer center in Hamburg without an appointment.
  • People without a permanent address should contact the residents' central office (see passport for non - Hamburg residents).

Section 6 (1) Passport Act (PassG), Sections 1 and 15 Passport Ordinance (PassV)

Related Links

  • passport
  • Federal Foreign Office - Consular Service (travel information)
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland - sample photo board (external link)
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior - Frequently asked questions about identity cards (external link)
  • Federal Foreign Office - travel and safety information United States (USA)
  • Children's passport
  • Query the status of the ID card processing
  • Passport, explanation of serial numbers
  • Passport for non-hamburger
  • Make an appointment online, all customer centers
  • Customer centers Hamburg - overview
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior - Information on the new German passport from 01.03.2017
Personal application required. The application will be forwarded to Bundesdruckerei for further processing.

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