In a nutshell
Germans who have reached the age of 16 must have an identity card or passport.
A passport is issued for 6 years until the age of 24 and for 10 years after the age of 24. An extension is not possible.
For frequent travellers, a passport with 48 pages is offered.
Duration of validity
A passport is issued for 6 years up to the age of 24 and for 10 years from the age of 24. It cannot be renewed.
Issuance before the age of 18
Passports for underage children can only be applied for with a declaration of consent (including a copy of the identity card or passport for signature comparison) of the custodial parent. Furthermore, proof of custody is mandatory in the case of sole custody or in the case of unmarried parents (judgment of the family court, negative certificate or custody certificate from the Youth Welfare Office).
If the child has not yet reached the age of 18, the presence of the child and a custodial parent is mandatory when applying.
The loss or theft of a valid passport must be reported in writing or in person. If the police have already been notified, please bring the duplicate with you.
In principle, the application is only possible at the passport office of the main residence. Personal appearance is required for the application. When applying for a passport for persons under the age of 18, the presence of the child and a parent with custody is mandatory.
Duration of production - Bundesdruckerei
The Bundesdruckerei usually needs approx. 4 - 6 weeks to produce a passport.
In urgent cases, you can order a passport with EXPRESS. You will then receive the document within 3 working days. If you need it even faster, you can apply for a so-called provisional passport.
The provisional passport will be issued to you immediately and is also machine-readable.
Issue / collection
If you are in possession of an old passport that has not yet been validated, you must present it for validation when you pick up your new passport. The passport is always issued to the person applying for it. Only in the case of persons under 18 years of age or persons who are incapable of acting, the passport is issued to the legal representative, legal guardian or authorized agent.
The issuing of the produced personal documents is carried out at the central registration desk on the ground floor of Löbdergraben 12.
- Identity/Naming: To establish your identity, please bring your current (or, if applicable, expired) identity card and, if available, your current (or, if applicable, expired) passport. To verify your name, please bring a current civil status certificate (original!). Depending on your marital status, this can be a birth certificate or a marriage certificate (book of the family also possible). The presentation of current civil status certificates is required within the framework of the completion of the civil register according to § 3 Federal Registration Act for data comparison as well as for the addition of missing data.
- Photo: Please bring a new (not older than 3 months!), biometric photo. The picture must be 3.5x4.5 cm in size.
- Declaration of consent and proof of custody when applying for persons under 18 years of age
Bürgerservice im eingeschränkten Regelbetrieb
Termine werden vorwiegend für Dienstleistungen, bei denen eine persönliche Vorsprache gesetzlich vorgeschrieben ist, vergeben. Sie haben jedoch die Möglichkeit eine Vielzahl an Anträgen unpersönlich (per Post, E-Mail oder online) zu stellen. Nähere Informationen erhalten Sie unter: Antrag Bürgerservice während Corona.
Bitte beachten Sie, dass eine persönliche Vorsprache nur mit vorheriger Terminvereinbarung erfolgen kann. Diese können Sie entweder über die Online-Terminvereinbarung Bürgerservice oder telefonisch vornehmen.
Informieren Sie sich bitte vor Ihrer Terminbuchung zu den Voraussetzungen und notwendigen Unterlagen der gewünschten Dienstleistung.
Terminzeiten / telefonische Erreichbarkeit
|Montag||08:00 – 15:00 Uhr|
|Dienstag||09:00 – 18:00 Uhr|
|Mittwoch||09:00 – 13:00 Uhr|
|Donnerstag||09:00 – 18:00 Uhr|
|Freitag||08:00 – 13:00 Uhr|
|Persons under 24 years, standard||37,50 €|
|Persons under 24 years, EXPRESS within 3 working days||69,50 €|
|Persons under 24 years, 48 pages (frequent travellers)||59,50 €|
|Persons under 24 years, EXPRESS within 3 working days, 48 pages (frequent travellers)||91,50 €|
|Persons over 24 years, standard||60,00 €|
|Persons 24 years and older, EXPRESS within 3 working days||92,00 €|
|Persons from 24 years, 48 pages (frequent travellers)||82,00 €|
|Persons from 24 years, EXPRESS within 3 working days, 48 pages (frequent travellers)||114,00 €|
- Passport Act