Identity card Storage of fingerprints in the chip Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
Fingerprints will only be stored in your identity card at your request. They are stored in the form of the flat imprint of the left and right index fingers in the electronic storage and processing medium of the identity card. In the absence of a index finger, insufficient quality of the fingerprint or injuries to the fingertip, the flat imprint of either the thumb, the middle finger or the ring finger is stored as a substitute.
Germans within the meaning of Art. 116 sec. 1 Of the Basic Law (GG)