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Apply for a temporary identity card


With the temporary identity card, for example, you can bridge the time until a regular identity card is issued.

Your temporary identity card is valid for a maximum of 3 months.

You must return the old temporary or regular identity card when you are given the new temporary identity card.

You can submit the application to your citizens' office at your main residence. If you apply for the temporary identity card at another citizens' office, you need an important reason. Please clarify the recognition of your reason in advance with the authority you have chosen, for example by telephone. A non-jurisdiction surcharge of EUR 13.00 applies.

You can apply for a temporary identity card if:

  • you have German citizenship,
  • are registered in Germany
  • do not have a valid identity card

For applications outside your main residence:

  • You must be able to explain an important reason why you do not apply for the temporary identity card at the Bürgeramt at your main residence.
  • Exception: The temporary identity card cannot be applied for abroad.
  • Biometric passport photo: The photo must
    • be up-to-date and
    • meet the requirements for photos for electronic identity cards.
  • If available and not yet validated: old identity card or passport or temporary identity card or children's passport (valid or already expired)
  • If no valid passport or identity card is available: birth certificate, marriage certificate
  • in the case of children under the age of 16: if applicable, declaration of consent from the parent with custody who is not present
    • in the case of only one legal guardian, additional proof of custody
  • EUR 10.00
  • EUR 13.00 surcharge for applications outside working hours or not at their main residence

The obligation to apply for a temporary identity card applies to you if you

  • have German nationality,
  • have reached the age of 16,
  • are registered in Germany and
  • do not have a valid identity card or passport.

You will receive the temporary identity card immediately.

Contact the Citizens' Office of your municipality or city.

You must apply for the temporary identity card in person at the Bürgeramt. If you do not apply for your temporary identity card at your main residence, you will need an important reason and there will be a surcharge on the fee. If you contact the Bürgeramt you have selected in advance, you can find out whether and to what extent the Bürgeramt acknowledges your reason.
You can apply for the temporary and the new regular identity card at the same time.
The authority will issue you with the temporary identity card directly on site.

special notes for District-free City Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt

To issue an ID card for children and young people up to the age of 16, the consent of both parents is required if they have joint parental authority. It is not absolutely necessary for the authorized representatives to appear in person to submit the application. As a rule, written consent with a signature and an identity document (BPA or RP) is sufficient to verify the signature

You can prove your identity with an official photo ID. This is usually the previous identity card or passport. Proof of identity can also be provided by a child's passport with a photograph or a driving license. If you do not have any of the above-mentioned photo IDs, a family member (parents, spouse, siblings) or archive documents may be used to establish your identity.

The data to be entered in the documents is transferred from the population register. Special proof of personal details is therefore not required. However, it is advisable to bring the family record book or another civil status certificate with you when applying in order to be able to clear up any discrepancies in the civil register entries immediately.


From the beginning of July 2015, "self-service terminals" will be installed in the BürgerBüros in place of the photo booths to help you apply for identity documents. This will also allow you to take photos for the documents. These are no longer printed out, but sent directly to the employee workstations. The cost is then 7.00 euros.

Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

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special notes for District-free City Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt

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BürgerBüro West
Bruno-Beye-Ring 50
39130 Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt

Monday: 08.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Tuesday: 08.00 - 13.00 and 14.00 - 17.30
Wednesday: 08.00 - 13.00
Closed every3rd Wednesday of the month
Thursday: 08:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:30
Friday: 08:00 - 12:00

Saturday: 08:00 - 12:00, only in the BürgerBüro Mitte, appointment customers only, closed every 1st Saturday of the month


  • Mondays to Fridays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. you can visit without an appointment until the quota is exhausted.
  • Vehicle transactions for private individuals only!

Please note that the following services unfortunately cannot be offered on Saturdays can be offered on Saturdays:

  • First-time registrations of vehicles in Germany with foreign papers
  • Re-registrations after compulsory immobilization
  • License plate transfer to a new vehicle
  • Registration of classic cars

Appointment reservation under: www.magdeburg.de/terminreservierung

Further Authorities
BürgerBüro Süd
Salbker Chaussee 67
39118 Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt
BürgerBüro Mitte
Leiterstrasse 2a - Der Eingang befindet sich in der Fußgängerzone.
39104 Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt
BürgerBüro Nord
Lübecker Straße 32
39124 Magdeburg, Landeshauptstadt