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Issue of a passport abroad

If you have German citizenship and you live abroad, you can apply for a passport at whichever German diplomatic mission (embassy or consulate) is relevant for you. You must usually apply for a passport in person.

If you have lost your passport, or it has been stolen, the diplomatic mission can issue you with a travel document to return to Germany. Such documents are issued for the duration of the planned trip, although the maximum period is 1 month. These documents give you the right to return to Germany but not to travel on to other countries. If you have lost your passport, please report to the nearest diplomatic mission.

You must apply for the passport in person.

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

Auswärtiges Amt
Werderscher Markt 1
10117 Berlin

Office hours:
Monday: 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Tuesday: 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Wednesday: 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Thursday: 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Friday: 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.

Tel. +49 301817 2000
Fax +49 301817 51000

  • You are a German citizen
  • There must be no grounds for not issuing a passport
  • Current or previous identity document (passport, identity card, child’s identity card, child’s passport)
  • Recent biometric photograph in passport format (45 x 35 mm), portrait format, frontal image, no border, no head covering and nothing covering the eyes
  • Birth certificate or marriage certificate, if applicable
  • Further documentation may be required where appropriate, please check in advance with the diplomatic mission
  • Applications from individuals up to 24 years of age:
    • 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
  • Applications from individuals from 24 years of age:
    • 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
  • Child’s passport: EUR 26.00
  • Additional costs in certain cases: in the event of lack of competence due to places of residence being outside the administrative districts of the diplomatic mission; expenditure on telephone and postal charges; fluctuations due to changing currency conversion rates.

Fee: 70,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Fee: 37,50 EUR
Payment in advance: No


  • Passport: approximately 4 weeks
  • Express passport: approximately 2 to 3 weeks
  • Temporary passport: immediately

Processing Time: 4 - 6 Weeks

Forms: Yes 
Can I do it online? No
Do I need to do it in writing? Yes
Do I need to attend in person? Yes

If the passport is issued abroad, there is an extra charge of between EUR 13.00 and EUR 21.00 on top of the fees payable in Germany.

Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt)


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competent Bodies

Auswärtiges Amt (AA)
Address: Werderscher Markt 1, 10117 Berlin, Stadt
Address: Adenauerallee 99-103, 53113 Bonn, Stadt
Postal address: 11013 Berlin, Stadt
Telephone: +49 30 5000-2000
Fax: +49 30 1817-3402
Opening Hours:

Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Transport Connection:
Station Werderscher Markt
Bus: 147
Station Spittelmarkt
Bus: M48

Data protection information

Landkreis Emsland
Address: Ordeniederung 1 , 49716 Meppen
Postal address: Post Office Box 15 62 , 49705 Meppen
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
IBAN: DE26266600600120050000
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Sparkasse Emsland
IBAN: DE39266500010000001339
recipients: Landkreis Emsland
bank: Postbank Hannover
IBAN: DE36250100300012132306


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

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