Children's passport Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.
Children's passports are issued to children up to the age of 12 without an electronic storage medium. New children's passports are only issued for a maximum validity period of twelve months. If a children's passport is to be extended, the validity of the extension sticker may also only be a maximum of twelve months. The photograph must always be updated if the validity of the children's passport is extended. The photograph can be updated within the validity period. Previously issued children's passports are valid until the respective printed validity date. If the children's passport is to be issued for several years, a regular identity card or passport must be applied for. Passports are issued for children and young people aged 12 and over. At the request of parents, passports can also be issued for children under the age of 12. No fingerprints are stored in passports of applicants up to the age of six. The signature must be provided by the child if he or she has reached the age of ten at the time of the application. Signature by younger children is permitted.
if already issued, old children's passport, Birth or parentage certificate with current name, in the case of joint custody and cohabitation of both parents, the written declaration of consent with a copy of an ID card of the absent parent; in the case of separated persons, the declaration of consent of the other person with custody is not required, current photograph as frontal image according to international standards (biometric photograph), if applicable, ID card or copy of id of the parent with custody who is not present.
The child for whom the children's passport is to be issued must be present in person at the time of application. At the request of parents, an identity card can also be issued for children under the age of 16; for example, for travel within the EU. Up-to-date information on entry requirements of foreign countries can be found on the website Travel and Security Information A - Z of the Federal Foreign Office. Further information about the children's passport can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior.
Passport Act (PassG), Ordinance on the Implementation of the Passport Act (Passport Ordinance - PassV), General administrative regulation for the implementation of the Passport Act (Passport Administration Regulation PassVwV).
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