Identity card, 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.
  • 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).
  • Identity card
  • 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 issue of a new identity card.

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

Identity Card Act (PAuswG), Passport Act (PassG), Ordinance on the Implementation of the Passport Act (PassV)

Related Links

  • Office for migration
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior - photo sample board (external link)
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior - Frequently asked questions about identity cards (external link)
  • ID cards, as electronic proof of identity
  • ID cards, apply for those who are 16 years of age or older
  • ID cards, apply until ID is required (up to 16 years of age)
  • ID cards, authorization to use a religious or artist name
  • Make an appointment online, all customer centers
  • ID cards, new applications after loss, theft or name change
  • Customer centers Hamburg - overview
Personal application required. The application will be forwarded to Bundesdruckerei for further processing.

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