Identity documents

How can I get a new national identity card? How and where can I use the online identification function? Where can I apply for changes? This section provides information and contact details for government services related to identity documents such as national identity cards, passports and driving licences.

Services:

Apply for European Firearms Pass

If you want to take your weapons within the European Union (EU) or to Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, you need a European Firearms Pass.

Apply for a severely disabled person's ID card with or without token

If you are severely disabled, you are entitled to free public transport or a vehicle tax reduction under certain conditions.

Apply for a severely disabled person's card for the first time

Severely disabled people are entitled to certain rights and assistance (compensation for disadvantages). In order to make use of these, you need a severely disabled person's ID...

Apply for a severely disabled person's pass

If you have been determined to be severely disabled, then you can apply for the issuance of a severely disabled person's ID card.

Apply for eID card

If you are a citizen of the European Union or belong to the European Economic Area, you can apply for an eID card to identify yourself online.

Apply for identity card

If you have German citizenship, you can apply for an identity card.

Apply for identity card due to other name change

If your name changes, you must apply for a new ID card unless you have a valid passport document with the new name.

Apply for passport

If you need a passport, then you need to apply for it.

Authorization certificate according to PAuswG Issuance

If you want to use the online ID function as a provider in your own application, you need an authorization certificate.

Child passport

If you want to travel abroad with your child, then he or she needs a child passport. You must apply for this passport.

Citizenship - Retention of German citizenship

Here you will find information on retaining German citizenship.

Get identity card information

You can obtain information about the ID card on the Internet or from your local ID card office.

Have parking permit and parking facilitation for severely disabled persons renewed

If you are severely disabled and have a parking permit, then you can have it renewed.

ID card Information on the ID card with online ID function

You can obtain information on the ID card with online ID function from your local ID card authority and on the Internet.

Identity card Obtain information on the processing status

You will be informed as soon as your requested ID card is ready for collection at the ID card office.

Identity card report due to recovery

If you recover your ID card that has been reported lost, you must report it.

Make identity card messages

If anything changes with respect to your ID card or the data entered on it, you must report it immediately.

Organ Donation

If you wish to donate your organs after your death, you can indicate this on an organ donor card.

Parking permit and parking facilitation for severely disabled persons received

As a severely disabled person, you can receive a parking permit and parking facilitations under certain conditions. You must apply for these.

Parking permit for residents received

If you wish to obtain a resident parking permit, then you must apply for it at the appropriate authority.

Passport application of a temporary passport

You urgently need a passport and neither a regular nor an express passport can be issued in time? Then you can apply for a temporary passport.

Reapply for a severely disabled person's pass

If your severely disabled ID card expires or you have lost it, you can apply for a new one.

Reapply for identity card due to loss

Have you lost your identity card? Then you must report this to the local identity card authority. In addition, you must apply for a new ID card if you are over 16 years old and...

Reapply for social security card

You can apply for a new Social Security card if you have lost it, it has been damaged, or it is no longer legible.

Report identity card theft

If your ID card has been stolen, you must report it.

Report loss of own identity card

If you lose your identity card, you must report it.

Request identity card for theft

Have you had your identity card stolen? Then you must report this. In addition, you must apply for a new identity card if you are over 16 years old and do not have a valid...

Request qualified signature

By using a qualified electronic signature, citizens as well as entrepreneurs can provide electronic documents with a personal quailified signature before sending them. This...

Requesting a temporary identity card

Your identity card has been lost or has expired and you need a new one? Then you can apply for a temporary identity card.

Travel with pets (pets)

Here you will find information about traveling abroad with a pet or importing a pet from abroad.

electronic proof of identity activation

Do you want to have the online ID card on your ID card activated at a later date? You can do this at your identity card authority. The date from which you can simply activate...

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