Electronic proof of identity blocking Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

In the event of loss or theft of the identity card, you can arrange for the electronic proof of identity to be blocked by the competent authority. This allows you to exclude misuse of your document.

Preconditions
Germans within the meaning of Art. 116 sec. 1 Of the Basic Law (GG)
You can do the blocking in person at the responsible office or by telephone via the blocking hotline. This will be initiated immediately. At the same time, the identity card authority informs the police of the loss of the id card. Important: The personal lock password is required to call the lock hotline (was indicated in the PIN letter). If this is not the case, the blocking password can be obtained from the identity card authority where the card was requested. For this, personal appearance and proof of identity are necessary.