Issuance of identity card

The identity card with online ID function can be applied for since 1 November 2010.

The previous identity card is valid until the expiry of the registered period of validity.

  • the current identity card or valid (child) passport or birth certificate
  • in the case of children under 16 years of age, the consent (declaration) of the legal guardian
  • in the case of only one legal guardian, additional proof of custody
  • 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.


  • Germans within the meaning of Art. 116 sec. 1 of the Basic Law (GG)
  • Information about the identity card
  • Travel and safety information of the Federal Foreign Office

Related Links

  • ยง 9 Identity Card Act (PAuswG)

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