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New passport issue due to change of name on divorce or dissolution of civil partnership

After a name change due to divorce or dissolution of a civil partnership, a new passport is required.

A new passport only needs to be issued if the passport is still being used.

Process flow

The applicant must appear in person to apply for a passport (e-passport). The application is completed on the spot with the processor. The applicant only has to sign the application.

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the municipality, the joint municipality and the town in which the main residence is located.

Which documents are required?

  • current biometric photo, in passport format (45 x 35 mm) in portrait format, frontal photo without border, without headgear and without covering the eyes
  • the current passport
  • birth certificate
  • divorce certificate. The submission of family registers is also accepted.
  • Judicial decision on the dissolution of the civil partnership

What are the fees?

Fee: 37,50 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Passport for applicants under the age of 24 (32 pages)

Fee: 59,50 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Passport under the age of 24 (48 pages - frequent travelers)

Fee: 70,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Passport for applicants over 24 years of age (32 pages)

Fee: 92,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Passport over 24 years (48 pages - frequent travelers)

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

It is not possible to extend the period of validity.

Period of Validity: 6 Years
for applicants under the age of 24

Period of Validity: 10 Years
for applicants over 24 years of age

Processing duration

Processing Time: 4 Weeks

What else should I know?

You cannot take your passport with you immediately after submitting your application, as it is produced at the Federal Printing Office 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


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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:

Stadt Meppen
Address: Markt 43, 49716 Meppen
Telephone: 05931 153
Fax: 05931 153-5253
Opening Hours:
Mon to Wed: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Registry Office Meppen Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (afternoons by appointment only) Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Department of Labour and Social Affairs Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and by appointment

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)