Identity Papers and Documents

Papers, please! Germany has an identification requirement. This means that people over 16 must have a national identity card or a passport. There are also many other identity papers, documents and certificates that you can apply for, change or have certified.

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German citizenship Determination of existence on application

You can apply for a binding determination of your German citizenship if you have a legitimate interest in doing so.