Pick up identity card

Service Description

You can pick up your ID card - after receiving the PIN letter with your personal identification number (PIN) in person or through an authorized representative. You can pick up your ID card at the ID card authority where you submitted your application. You will not need the PIN letter from the Bundesdruckerei when you pick it up. Please keep it at home and always separate from the new ID card. In addition to a transport PIN, the PIN letter contains an unblocking number (PUK) and a blocking password.

The letter is sent directly to your registration address. If you do not have a registration address in Germany, the PIN letter can also be sent to the relevant ID card authority. If you have specified that the PIN letter is to be sent to the relevant ID card authority, you will receive the PIN letter on the day you pick up your new ID card.

If you have not received a PIN letter, you can usually pick up your ID card about 4 weeks after submitting your application. In this case, collection is only possible in person and not with a power of attorney.

If a person is assigned to pick up the ID card, this person must provide identification and a written power of attorney for pickup with the following statement: "PIN letter from Bundesdruckerei received".

To pick up your child's ID card, you only need the power of attorney if the child is already 16 or older.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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