Apply for identity card due to expiry

Service Description

In Germany, it is compulsory for persons over the age of 16 to have a valid identity card. From the age of 16, you must therefore apply for a new identity card in good time before the validity of your old one expires. This applies if you are over 16 and do not have a valid passport document, i.e. passport, temporary passport.
The application can be made at the Citizen's Office at their main residence. If you submit the application at another Bürgeramt for an important reason, a surcharge of EUR 13.00 will be added to the fee.
The period of validity depends on your age:

  • under 24 years: Identity card is valid for 6 years.
  • from 24 years of age: Identity card is valid for 10 years.

It may happen that the issuance of the new identity card is not possible within the remaining period of validity. In this case, it may be necessary to additionally apply for a temporary ID card for the transitional period. A temporary ID card is valid for a maximum of 3 months.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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