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Passport issuance for minors for the first time

The application of minors must be agreed in writing by both parents (as long as they exercise joint custody). In the case of unmarried or divorced parents, consent may be given by the parent to whom the family court has given sole custody of the child. The decision of the family court must be presented at the time of application.

Furthermore, in the case of minors, it is possible for one parent to sign at the time of application and the other parent at the time of collection.

From the age of 6, fingerprints must be taken for the issuance of a passport for minors.

Please note:

Please inform yourself about the specific entry requirements of your country of travel and the required identification documents in good time before the start of your trip. Information on this can be found in the travel and safety advice of the Federal Foreign Office, among other things.

The applicant must present himself in person to apply for the passport (e-passport). The application will be filled out on site with the processor. All the applicant has to do is sign.

The personal visit is essential because of the handwritten signature on the application form and the identity check. Identity can be proven by an official photo ID. As a rule, this is the identity card.

From the age of 10, the child's signature must be included on the passport.

The passport can also be collected by a written authorized, who must provide identification.

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the joint municipality and the city in which the main residence is.

  • up-to-date biometric-compatible photograph, in passport format (45 x 35 mm) in portrait format, frontal shot without border, without headgear and without covering the eyes
  • If available: Invalid identity document (e.g. children's passport)
  • otherwise, a civil status certificate (e.g. birth certificate)

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

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

It is not possible to extend the period of validity.

Period of Validity: 6 Years

Processing Time: 4 Weeks
Processing time may vary.

Forms available: No

Written form required: No

Informal application possible: Yes

Personal appearance required: Yes

The passport cannot be taken with you immediately after the application has been submitted, as it is produced at the Federal Printing Office in Berlin. If the passport is needed earlier, an express pass can be requested.

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sports


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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:
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Building Access
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bank: Emsländische Volksbank
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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)