Identity card change due to change of address Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

If the address on the identity card has changed because the holder has moved, he or she must not only register the new residence within one week, but also have the address details in the identity card changed.

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When the address is changed by the holder of the identity card, the holder may be represented by an authorised person.


The new home address is stored by the competent authority on the electronic chip. In addition, an address sticker is affixed to the back of the identity card, sealed and provided with a transparent protective film. The new address is then changed both visibly on the document and on the electronic chip.

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Home Affairs and Sport

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