ID card, provisional
Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In the event that you need an identity card immediately and cannot wait for a regular identity card to be produced, it is possible to apply for a temporary identity card.
  • 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).
  • Old identification document or birth or marriage certificate.
  • In the event of theft, additional theft notification.

We recommend that you also bring the documents for the final ID card or passport with you (see ID card, apply for ID cards from the age of 16 or passport, first or new issue).


  • German citizenship according to Article 116 of the Basic Law
  • A personal interview is required in any case
  • is registered with an apartment in Hamburg.

If you are registered in Hamburg with a secondary residence, the approval of the identity card authority at the location of the main residence is necessary for the issue of the ID; this is obtained from the customer center.


Since the temporary identity card is only valid for a short time, we recommend that you apply for a permanent identity card or passport at the same time.
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Related Links

  • Federal Ministry of the Interior - photo sample board (external link)
  • Identity card
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior - Frequently asked questions about identity cards (external link)
  • Identity card portal
  • 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
  • Apply for an identity card without a domestic residence
  • ID cards, pick up
  • Make an appointment online, all customer centers
  • ID cards, have them blocked (if lost or stolen) or unblocked
  • ID cards, new applications after loss, theft or name change
  • ID cards, serial number
  • Customer centers Hamburg - overview
Personal interview at the customer center.

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