Identity card issued new due to name change in case of divorce

If your name has changed after a divorce, the identity card (due to incorrect name) will be invalid and you will need to apply for a new one.

Exception: There is a valid passport with the new name.

  • Divorce
  • Proof of the name change (certificate from the registry office or current marriage certificate)
  • Identity document
  • a biometric passport photo (after the photo sample board)
  • if necessary, further documents (e.g. birth or marriage certificate) are required for a one-time check of the name spelling. For more information, please contact the office responsible for you.


German(s) within the meaning of Article 116.1 of the Basic Law (GG).

  • Information about the new identity card

Related Links

  • ยง 9 Identity Card Act (PAuswG)

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