Apply for an identity card for the first time

Service Description

German nationals over the age of 16 are required to have a valid identity card or a valid passport.
The period of validity depends on your age at the time of application:

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

A temporary identity card is valid for a maximum of three months. You can apply for your identity card at your Bürgeramt at your main place of residence. Applications can be made at any other citizens' office if you show good cause. In this case, a lack of jurisdiction surcharge will apply.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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