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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for an identity card for under-16s


At the request of parents, an identity card can be issued for children under the age of 16.

Children up to 16 years old can obtain an identity card as an alternative to the children's passport or passport.

The new identity card can be used as an electronic proof of identity. For children and adolescents up to the age of 16, this function is automatically switched off. A later activation (from 16 years) is possible. For the use of the online identification function, a short consultation is given before application by the customer center.

Your child can receive an IDENTITY card before the 16th birthday.

Contact the civic office of your municipality or city.

  • Germans within the meaning of Art. 116 sec. 1 Of the Basic Law (GG)
  • If you wish to apply for an identity card as a teenager more than 3 months before your 16th birthday, the escort of at least one of your legal guardians is required. In principle, however, the signatures of your two parents are required.
  • It is sufficient if you, as a legal guardian, apply for an identity card and the other legal guardian has a declaration of consent presented.
  • If you have sole legal guardianship, you must provide proof of custody or residence.
  • the current (child) identity card or valid (child) passport
  • current civil status certificate (e.g. birth certificate in the original)
  • consent (declaration) of the legal guardian,
  • in the case of only one legal guardian, the proof of custody,
  • a passport photo suitable for biometry (after the photo sample board).
  • for the 1st identity card for children and adolescents (applicants under 24 years): EUR 22.80
  • for the provisional identity card: EUR 10.00
  • Surcharge for exhibition by consular or diplomatic representation abroad: EUR 30,00
  • Fee reduction or exemption possible for the needy (at the discretion of the identity card authority)

The card is valid for 6 years.

3 to 6 weeks.

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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