Requesting a temporary identity card

Service Description

If you need an ID card immediately and cannot wait for the production (usually takes 4 weeks) by the Bundesdruckerei, there is the possibility of issuing a temporary ID card. With the temporary ID card, you can, for example, bridge the time until the issuance of a regular ID card.

As a rule, this will be the case if the ID card is lost (must be reported immediately) or if the application is submitted late.

You can substantiate the loss by submitting a notice of loss.
At the same time, you must apply for the issue of your new ID card when you apply for a temporary ID card.

Your temporary ID card is valid for a maximum of 3 months.

You must return the old temporary or regular ID card when the new temporary ID card is issued to you.

The application for a temporary ID card must be made in person, only the collection is possible by a representative (issue power of attorney!).

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

If you need an ID card immediately, you can be issued a temporary ID card. This is valid for a maximum of three months.

  • personal appearance required
  • immediate issuance only if the applicant does not have a valid identity document (identity card or passport)
  • personal appearance of children also required

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Meldeaufgaben

Visiting address
Bürgermeister-Wagner-Straße 1
99084 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-7844
0361 655-6502
Transport connection
52, 61, 155, 234/235


9, 51, 60

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