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Apply for a new ID card when it expires


In Germany, people aged 16 and over are required to have a valid ID card. From the age of 16, you must therefore apply for a new ID card in good time before the validity of your old one expires. This applies if you are over 16 and do not have a valid passport document, i.e. passport, temporary passport.
The application can be made at the citizens' office at your main place of residence. If you submit the application to another citizens' office for an important reason, a surcharge of EUR 13.00 will be added to the fee.
The period of validity depends on your age:

  • under 24 years: ID card is valid for 6 years.
  • from 24 years of age: ID card is valid for 10 years.

It may not be possible to issue the new ID card within the remaining period of validity. In this case, it may also be necessary to apply for a temporary ID card for the transitional period. A temporary ID card is valid for a maximum of 3 months.

Process flow

You must apply for an ID card in person at the Citizens' Registration Office. If you do not apply for your ID card at your main place of residence, you will need an important reason and a surcharge will be added to the fee. If you contact your chosen Citizens' Registration Office in advance, you can find out whether and to what extent the Citizens' Registration Office will accept your reason.

  • You can make an appointment online, by e-mail or by telephone at many citizens' registration offices. You can find out what options your Citizens' Registration Office offers on its website, for example.
  • When you apply, your Citizens' Registration Office will inform you when you can collect your ID card.
  • Your ID card is produced centrally by Bundesdruckerei GmbH.

Requirements

The obligation to apply for an identity card applies to you if you

  • have German citizenship,
  • have reached the age of 16,
  • are registered in Germany and
  • do not have a valid passport document, i.e. passport or temporary passport.

For applications outside your main place of residence:

  • You must be able to provide an important reason why you are not applying for the ID card at the ID card authority that is responsible at your main place of residence.
  • Exception: The temporary ID card cannot be applied for abroad.

Which documents are required?

  • Biometric passport photo: The photo must be
    • be up-to-date and
    • meet the requirements for biometric photos.
  • old identity card, valid passport or old (expired) passport
  • birth certificate or family register, if applicable
  • for children under the age of 16: both custodial parents or, if applicable, a declaration of consent from the custodial parent who is not present
    • in the case of sole custody, a negative certificate from the youth welfare office

What are the fees?

Fee: 37,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
For applicants aged 24 and over. Fee reductions or exemptions are possible for those in need. This is at the discretion of the identity card authority.

Fee: 22,80 EUR
Payment in advance: No
For applicants under 24 years of age.

Fee: 10,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
For the temporary identity card.

Supplement: 13,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
If the application is submitted outside of working hours or not at the main residence.

Supplement: 30,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
For applications at any citizens' registration office by Germans residing abroad.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

If the validity of your old ID card has expired and you are over 16 years old, you must apply for a new ID card immediately if you do not have a valid passport document.

Applications / forms

Forms available: No

Written form required: Yes

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance required: Yes

Online services available: No

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sports

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

competent Bodies


Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
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Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
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Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Data protection information


Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
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Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
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Telephone: 05931 44-0
Fax: 05931 44-3621
Transport Connection:
Station Haltestelle Kreishaus
Bus: 993

Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible
bank account:
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Emsländische Volksbank
BIC: GENODEF1LIG
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
BIC: NOLADE21EMS
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
BIC: PBNKDEFF250
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306

Ansprechpartner

Marc-André Burgdorf
responsible for:
Bernd Otten (Datenschutzbeauftragter)
Telephone: 05931 44-1605
Fax: 05931 44-391605
Room:
605
responsible for:

Einheitsgemeinde Haselünne, Stadt
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
Timetable
Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
Timetable
Telephone: 05961 509-0
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Ansprechpartner

Bürgerservice Stadt Haselünne
responsible for:

Fachbereich Zentrale Steuerung und Finanzen
Address: Rathausplatz 1 , 49740 Haselünne
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Postal address: Post Office Box 280 , 49735 Haselünne
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Telephone: 05961 509-440
Fax: 05961 509-500
Building Access
elevator available, wheelchair-accessible

Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen
Address: Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover
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Telephone: +49 511 12045-00
Fax: +49 511 12045-99

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