Passport issuance new due to name change at marriage or establishment of a civil partnership
After a name change in marriage or establishment of a civil partnership, a new passport is required.
The issuance of a new passport is only necessary if the passport continues to be used.
The applicant must appear in person to apply for the passport (e-passport). The application is completed on site with the processor. The applicant only has to sign.
Who should I contact?
The responsibility lies with the municipality, the Joint Community and the city in which the main residence is.
Which documents are required?
- Current biometrics-compatible photograph, in passport format (45 x 35 mm) in portrait format, frontal shot without border, without headgear and without covering the eyes
- the current passport
- Birth certificate
- Marriage certificate. The submission of family books is also accepted.
- Civil partnership 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 under 24 years (48 pages - frequent travelers)
Fee: 60,00 EURPayment in advance: NoPassport for applicants over 24 years of age (32 pages)
Fee: 82,00 EURPayment in advance: NoPassport over 24 years (48 pages - frequent travelers)
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
Period of Validity: 10 Yearsfor applicants over 24 years of age
Period of Validity: 6 Yearsfor applicants under 24 years of age
Processing Time: 4 Weeks
What else should I know?
The passport cannot be taken immediately after the application has been submitted, as it is produced at the Bundesdruckerei in Berlin. If the passport is needed earlier, an express pass can be requested.
If a trip abroad is intended immediately after the marriage or the establishment of a civil partnership, the issuance of a new passport can be applied for before the marriage or establishment of the civil partnership; in any case, the handover takes place only after the marriage or establishment of the civil partnership and when the documents proving the use of the name are available.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.