Passport, registration of a religious or artist name
Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

  • Since November 1st, 2010, names of orders and artists can be entered in the identity card / passport again. In the period from November 1st, 2007 to November 1st, 2010 the entry was not possible. The name of the order or artist must be proven.
  • 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.
  • 1 biometrically readable passport photo from the latest time (35x45 mm without border, background light and monochrome. Sample - see link Federal Ministry of the Interior).
  • passport
  • Proof of the authority for interior affairs and sport - residents central office - of the authorization to use a religious or artist name (see link)
  • When entering a doctorate title - proof of the doctorate title (certificate of ownership from the university / college or award certificate)


Order or artist name in the identity card, passport or register of residents, otherwise a certificate from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Sport, Central Residents Office.


The entry of a religious or artist name or a doctorate is always associated with the reissue of a passport.

The doctorate can be entered as the only academic degree in official documents.

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

Related Links

  • Office for migration
  • Passport, authorization to use a religious or artist name
  • 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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