Apply for identity card for under 16s

Service Description

Any person of any age with German citizenship can apply for an identity card. This also applies to children (from birth). As a person under 16 years of age, you must be accompanied by your parents. Your parents or legal guardians will take care of the application for you. A custodial parent may be represented by proxy by the other parent when making the application.

Your ID card is valid for 6 years, after which you must reapply. A temporary ID card is valid for a maximum of 3 months.
The identity card will become invalid before the expiry of the registered period of validity if

  • entries become incorrect or
  • the photograph is no longer clearly suitable for identification purposes. This can be the case in particular with ID cards for infants or very young children.

There is one exception: a change of address does not lead to invalidity.

The new ID card is equipped with the electronic proof of identity function. This function is automatically deactivated for children and young people up to the age of 16. Later activation (from the age of 16) is possible free of charge at the citizens' registration office at the main place of residence.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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