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Passport issuance abroad

If you have German citizenship and live abroad, you can apply for your passport at the German diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) responsible for you. In principle, you must apply for the passport in person.

If you have lost your passport or it has been stolen from you, the diplomatic mission or consular post can issue you with a travel document to return to Germany. These documents are issued for the duration of the intended trip, but for a maximum of one month. They only entitle you to return to Germany, but not to continue your journey to other countries. In case of loss of passport, please contact the nearest foreign representation.

Process flow

You must apply for the passport in person.

  • Please contact the local diplomatic mission and make an appointment if necessary
  • You must definitely appear in person as you will need to be personally identified and your fingerprints taken
  • Passports are produced centrally and sent to the foreign representation after completion
  • When the passport is ready, you will be informed.


  • You hold German citizenship
  • There must be no reasons against issuing a passport

Which documents are required?

  • Valid or previous ID (passport, identity card, children's ID card, children's passport)
  • Up-to-date biometric photo, in passport format (45 x 35 mm) in portrait format, frontal image without edge, without headgear and without covering the eyes
  • If applicable, birth certificate or marriage certificate
  • Additional documentation may be required. Please inform yourself in advance at the foreign representation.

What are the fees?

  • Application up to 24 years:
    • Passport – 32 pages: EUR 58,50
    • Passport – 48 pages: EUR 80,50
    • Express passport – 32 pages: EUR 90,50
    • Express passport – 48 pages: EUR 112,50
  • Application from 24 years:
    • Passport – 32 pages: EUR 81,00
    • Passport – 48 pages: EUR 103,00
    • Express passport – 32 pages: EUR 113,00
    • Express passport – 48 pages: EUR 135,00
  • Temporary passport: EUR 39,00
  • Children's passport: EUR 26,00
  • If necessary, other costs: in the event of lack of competence, due to places of residence outside the districts of the diplomatic mission, expenses for telephone and postage costs, fluctuations due to changing exchange rates

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?


Processing duration

  • Passport: about 4 weeks
  • Express passport: approx. 2 to 3 weeks
  • temporary passport: immediately

Applications / forms

  • Forms: yes
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: yes
  • Personal appearance necessary: yes

The application forms can be found on the website of the diplomatic mission responsible for you.

What else should I know?

If a passport is issued abroad, a surcharge of EUR 13.00 to EUR 21.00 is due compared to the fees payable in Germany.


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Gemeinde Rhede (Ems) - Ordnungsamt/Gewerbe/Feuerwehrwesen

Postal address: Post Office Box 1134

Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)

Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Transport Connection:
Handicapped Parking Place: Number: 2, Fees: no
Parking Place: Number: 60, Fees: no
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE08266614940000164300
recipients: Gemeinde Rhede (Ems)
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE06266500010017000019
payment methods:
Sepa Credit Transfer, Bank Transfer, Cash Payment, Sepa Direct Debit, Paypal


Point of contact:
Herr Holger Knak
Address: Gerhardyweg 1, 26899 Rhede (Ems)
Telephone: 04964 9182-19
Fax: 04964 9182-40
Ordnungsamt, Sozialamt, Bürgeramt, Standesamt, Gewerbeamt
responsible for:

Landkreis Emsland

Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen

Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62

Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Building Access:
elevator available : yes
wheelchair-accessible : yes
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


Point of contact:
Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
responsible for:

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen

Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover

Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99
Building Access:
elevator available : unknown
wheelchair-accessible : unknown

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.