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Apply for a passport

Description

In many countries outside the European Union (EU), you will need a passport uponentry. You must apply for your passport in person. You apply for a passport at the Citizen's Office at your place of residence, in the case of several residences in the Civic Office at your main residence. You can also apply for a passport at any other civic office. In this case, you will have to pay a surcharge.

The passport can be issued for children from 0 years of age. If you are planning to travel abroad with your child, you should apply for a normal biometric passport instead of a child's passport, as the child's passport or identity card is not recognised in some travel countries, such as the US.

You must apply for your passport in person. The application will be completed on site with the processor. All you have to do is sign. Fingerprints are legally mandatory for the submission of applications (flat imprint of the left and right index fingers).

The passport will be sent by the passport manufacturer to the applicant citizen's office after manufacture. You can then pick up your passport there.

The requirements for applying for a passport are

  • You are a German citizen.

  • There must be no grounds for refusal, such as the assumption that you wish to evade prosecution, execution or statutory maintenance by leaving.

Requirements for applying for a provisional passport:

  • The provisional passport can be issued and handed over immediately if the regular passport cannot be completed in time for the start of the journey, even if the regular passport cannot be completed in advance of the start of the journey. The Citizen's Office may require appropriate proof, such as airline tickets or other travel documents.

  • The period of validity of the provisional passport shall be adjusted to the purpose of travel and may not exceed one year. The provisional passport does not contain an electronic storage medium (chip).

To apply for your passport, you will need the following documents:

  • a valid ID (passport, identity card, children's card, children's passport),

  • a current photo in passport format (45 x 35 mm), portrait, frontal shot without edge, without headgear and without covering the eyes (biometric photo),

  • Your previous passport,

  • current civil status certificate (e.g. birth certificate in the original),

  • when applying for a child:

    • Identification of the person present,

    • the declaration of consent and a copy of the identity card of the person not present,

    • proof of custody of only one person in custody.

When first issued or when entering a municipality, further documents such as civil status certificates or certificates of nationality may be required. Please check with the appropriate authority in advance.

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If you are under 24 years of age, the fee is

  • for a passport EUR 37.50 ,

  • for an express passport EUR 69.50.

From the age of 24, the fee is

  • for a passport EUR 60,00,

  • for an express passport EUR 92.00

The passport has 32 pages. You can also apply for a 48-page passport. In this case, you will have to pay a surcharge of EUR 22.00.

The surcharge is EUR 22.00 for an express passport.

The fee (excluding surcharges) doubles if:

  • the issuance must be carried out outside official service hours, or

  • the issuance is not requested by the local passport authority (municipality of the main residence).

If you apply for a passport with a German embassy or consular representation, e..B. if you lose your passport, you will have to pay a surcharge of EUR 21.00.

Duration:

  • for applicants under 24 years: 6 years

  • for applicants aged 24 and over: 10 years

  • provisional passport: maximum 1 year

The validity of the passport cannot be renewed.

You must be present in person when applying for your passport in order to verify your identity. If you cannot be present in person, only a temporary passport can be issued. The identity check must then be carried out at the time of the issue of the document, otherwise the provisional passport will not be handed over.

The provisional passport does not contain an electronic storage medium (chip).

In some countries, such as the UNITED States, a normal electronic passport is required for visa-free entry.

If entry to these countries is to be made with a temporary passport, a visa is also required.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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