Passport issuance of additional passports Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In principle, only one valid passport is issued for each citizen.

However, if there is a legitimate interest, other passports valid at the same time may be issued.

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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
  • previous passport
  • Proof of the need for a second passport, e.g. employer's certificate of frequent travel abroad or confirmation of travel to certain countries


  • Persons who travel abroad for a lot of work and whose passport often has to be surrendered to the embassy of the destination country for a longer period of time.
  • Travellers to Israel if visas of Arab states already have in their passports.


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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  • Paßgesetz (PaßG)
  • 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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