Passport issuance for minors for the first time
The application of minors must be agreed in writing by both parents (as long as they exercise joint custody). In the case of unmarried or divorced parents, consent may be given by the parent to whom the family court has granted sole parental authority over the child. The decision of the family court must be presented at the time of application.
Furthermore, in the case of minors, it is possible that one parent signs at the time of application and the other parent at the time of collection.
From the age of 7, fingerprints must be taken for the issuance of a passport for minors. This is not necessary until the age of 6.
Please inform yourself about the specific entry requirements of your destination country and the required identification documents in good time before the start of the trip. Information on this can be found in the travel and security advice of the Federal Foreign Office, among other things.
The applicant must present himself in person to apply for the passport (e-passport). The application is completed on site with the processor. All the applicant has to do is sign.
The personal visit is indispensable because of the handwritten signature on the application form and the identity verification. The identity can be proven by an official photo ID. As a rule, this is the identity card.
From the age of 10, the child's signature must be included on the passport.
The passport can also be picked up by a written representative who must identify himself.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the municipality, the joint municipality and the city in which the main residence is.
Which documents are required?
- up-to-date biometric-compatible photograph, in fit (45 x 35 mm) in portrait format, frontal shot without border, without headgear and without covering the eyes
- If available: Invalid identity document (e.g. children's passport)
- otherwise, a civil status certificate (e.g. birth certificate)
What are the fees?
Fee: 37,50 EURPayment in advance: NoPassport for applicants under 24 years of age (32 pages)
Fee: 59,50 EURPayment in advance: NoPassport for applicants under the age of 24 (48 pages - frequent travelers)
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
An extension of the validity period is not possible.
Period of Validity: 6 Years
Processing Time: 4 WeeksProcessing time may vary.
Applications / forms
Forms available: No
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: Yes
What else should I know?
The passport cannot be taken with you immediately after the application has been submitted, as it is produced at the Bundesdruckerei in Berlin. If the passport is needed earlier, an express passport can be applied for.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport
Professionally released on
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