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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for an identity card for Germans residing outside Germany


As a German with permanent residence abroad, you are not subject to the general obligation to register and therefore not to the id card requirement in Germany according to the Identity Card Act.

Nevertheless, it is possible for you to apply for an identity card at a foreign mission or any identity card authority in Germany.

Germans within the meaning of Art. 116 sec. 1 of the Basic Law (GG)

  • the current (child) identity card or valid (child) passport
  • Birth certificate in the original
  • in the case of children under 16 years of age, the consent (declaration) of the legal guardian,
  • in the case of only one legal guardian, in addition to proof of custody,
  • a biometric passport photo (after the photo sample board).

• for applicants aged 24 and over: EUR 37.00
• for applicants under 24 years: EUR 22.80
• for the 1st identity card for children and young people (applicants under 24 years): EUR 22.80
• for the temporary identity card: EUR 10.00
• Surcharge for issuance by consular or diplomatic mission abroad: EUR 30.00
• Surcharge (outside working hours, in case of non-competent authority): EUR 13.00

• Fee reduction or exemption possible for those in need (at the discretion of the identity card authority)

§ 1 paragraph 4 number 2 of the German Identity Card Act (PAuswG);

§ 8 paragraph 8 Of the German Identity Card Act (PAuswG);

§ 35 Of the German Identity Card Act (PAuswG);

§ 2 KonsG

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