Have your identity card updated
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Wenn die Daten in Ihrem Personalausweis nicht mehr aktuell sind, müssen Sie dies schnellstmöglich ändern lassen und einen neuen Personalausweis beantragen.
The data on your identity card must always be up to date. You can apply for a new one at your identity card authority at your main residence. This is usually the customer center.
Applications can be submitted to any other identity card authority if an important reason is given. In this case, a non-responsibility surcharge applies, which means that the costs of the issuance increase. The approval of the identity card authority at the main place of residence is required for the issuance of the identity card; this is obtained from the customer center.

If you change your address, you do not need a new ID card, but you still have to present it at the customer center at your main residence. The authority notes the new address on a sticker on the back of the ID card. She also changes the address in the ID card chip.

The EU logo on the front of the ID card, introduced from August 2, 2021, does not mean that ID cards without this logo become invalid.
  • Identity card, passport or children’s passport or, if applicable, birth or marriage certificate
  • Biometric passport photo: The photo is mandatory
    • be up to date and
    • meet the photo requirements for electronic ID cards.
  • If applicable, proof of the data change

Preconditions

You are required to provide ID if you
  • have German citizenship,
  • have reached the age of 16 and
  • are registered in Germany.
For the application outside of your main place of residence:
  • You, or the person having custody, must be able to demonstrate an important reason why you do not apply for an identity card from the identity card authority at your main place of residence.
  • If you are registered in Hamburg with a secondary residence, the approval of the identity card authority at the place of your main residence is required for the issuance of the ID document. When applying, a non-responsibility surcharge applies, which means that the costs of the issuance increase.

Hints

There are the following hints:
  • An extension or change of the identity card is not possible. A new identity card is always issued.
  • In urgent cases, you can also apply for a temporary identity card (valid for a maximum of three months) at the same time. This will be given to you immediately.
  • People without a permanent address or the homeless should contact the customer center in Hamburg-Mitte.
§ 27 paragraph 1 number 1 Personal Identity Card Act (PAuswG)
https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/pauswg/__27.html

§ 1 paragraph 4 number 1 Personal Identity Card Act (PAuswG)
https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/pauswg/__1.html

Related Links

  • 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)
  • Query the status of the ID card processing
  • Identity card portal
  • ID cards, as electronic proof of identity
  • ID cards, apply until ID is required (up to 16 years of age)
  • ID cards, authorization to use a religious or artist name
  • ID cards, pick up
  • 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
  • Information on the identity card on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Homeland
You apply for an identity card in person at the customer center or, if you have more than one place of residence, at the identity card authority at your main place of residence. You can also apply for your identity card at any other identity card authority. But you need an important reason for this. If you contact the identity card authority you have selected beforehand, you can find out whether and to what extent they will recognize your reason.
  • You can make an appointment online or by phone.
  • When you apply, your customer center will inform you when you can pick up your ID card.
  • Your identity card is produced centrally by Bundesdruckerei GmbH in Berlin.
  • You can arrange a pick-up appointment online or by telephone at the customer centers. You can find out what options your customer center offers on its website, for example.
  • A personal appointment is required.
  • When applying, fingerprints are taken for storage in the document.
  • If necessary, bring proof of your data change with you.
If you change your address: Contact
  • the customer center at the previous place of residence
    • when moving within the municipality and
    • when moving abroad,
  • the customer center at the new residence
    • when moving to another municipality.

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