Passport issue new due to name change in case of divorce or termination of a civil partnership Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

A new passport is required after a name change due to divorce or the cancellation of a civil partnership.

The issuance of a new passport is only necessary if the passport is still used.

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  • current biometric-compatible photo, in passport format (45 x 35 mm) in portrait format, frontal shot without edge, without headgear and without covering the eyes
  • the current passport
  • Birth certificate
  • Divorce certificate . Family books are also accepted.
  • judicial decision on the annulment of the civil partnership


The passport cannot be taken immediately after the application has been submitted, as it is manufactured at the Bundesdruckerei in Berlin. If the passport is required earlier, an express passport can be requested.

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  • Verordnung zur Durchführung des Passgesetzes (PassV)

The applicant must present the application for a passport (e-passport) in person. The application is completed on site with the processor. The applicant only has to sign.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Home Affairs and Sport

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