Identity card: Change address

Anyone who has changed their address, e.g. because of a move, must have their identity card changed accordingly.

If, for example, your address has changed due to a move, you must have your identity card changed accordingly.

The competent authority shall change the address on the identity card by affixing a sticker with the new address and identity card number to the back of the document. It shall also change the address stored on the electronic storage and processing medium.

Identity card.


Further information about the identity card can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI).

  • BMI - The identity card
  • § 27 sec. 1 no. 1 act on identity cards and electronic proof of identity (Personalausweisgesetz - PAuswG) ,
  • § 19 Ordinance on Identity Cards and Electronic Proof of Identity (Id Card Ordinance - PAuswV).

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  • § 27 PAuswG
  • § 19 PAuswV

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