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The Federal Portal provides access to online services offered by Germany’s federal, state and local governments.

Are you looking for more information about a personal or a business matter?

The information and application forms given here are intended for private individuals and for organisations. Please choose:

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Submit your application in just a few steps

Would you rather submit an online application than make an appointment at a government office? Let us explain to you how this works.

Frequently Asked Questions
Photo ID Cards

How can I identify myself?

Depending on the government service you want to use, your identification information may or may not be checked and may require a basic, substantial or high assurance level. Online applications are always labelled to let you know whether and how your identity needs to be checked.

Frequently Asked Questions

Initiatives, grants & services