Passport issue provisional Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

A provisional machine-readable passport will only be issued if the time is too short even for the issuance of an express passport (production time max. 72 hours) and it can no longer be handed over in time before the first use.

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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
  • Id
  • a civil status certificate (birth/marriage certificate) may be required, e.g. in case of ambiguity of the name notation


It is not permitted to change the name retrospectively in the temporary passport.

The loss of a temporary passport must be reported immediately.

Information on entry requirements of different countries as well as further information on the destination can be found on the pages of the Foreign Office.

  • Internetseiten des Auswärtigen Amtes

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  • Passgesetz (PaßG)
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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.

The personal consultation is indispensable because of the handwritten signature on the application form and the identity verification. The identity can be proved by an official photo ID. This is usually the identity card or passport.

On the other hand, the passport can also be collected by a written agent who must be identified.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Home Affairs and Sport

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