Apply for a severely disabled person's pass
If you have been diagnosed with a degree of disability of at least 50, you can apply for a severely disabled person's pass.
Depending on the chance of improving your health, this is issued for a limited period of up to five years or indefinitely.
If you are a severely disabled person whose residence permit is temporary, the card can only be issued as long as the residence permit is valid.
The severely disabled person's ID card enables you to prove that you are a severely disabled person and indicates any special health restrictions. They can thus claim special rights and corresponding compensation for disadvantages.
In the event of expiry, loss or change of other important data, you must apply for a reissue of the severely disabled person's pass.
You can only apply for a severely disabled person's pass if you have previously been diagnosed with a degree of disability of at least 50.
If you submit an application to the competent authority for the determination of a disability, you will automatically be issued with a severely disabled person's ID card if the degree of disability is at least 50, provided that a passport photo of you is already available there.
If this is not the case,
- However, you already have a declaratory decision or a corresponding administrative or court decision with a degree of disability of at least 50
- or in the event of loss, damage or expiry of your existing severely disabled person's pass,
you can apply to the competent authority for a (new) issuance of the severely disabled person's pass.
For the issuance, you must send a photograph/passport photo of yourself to the competent authority. In each case, the competent authority checks the requirements for the issuance of the severely disabled person's pass.
If the conditions are met, it will issue a (new) severely disabled person's pass and send it to you.
- You have a notice of disability of at least one grade 50.
- If you are not a German citizen, you need a valid residence permit.
Which documents are required?
- Notice of disability of at least grade 50 or equivalent business number
- Photograph in the size of a passport photo (from the age of 10)
- Valid residence permit in Germany (for non-German citizens)
What are the fees?
Fee: free of charge
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
There are no deadlines.
Applications / forms
Forms/online services available: Yes
Written form required: No
Informal application possible: Yes
Personal appearance required: No
What else should I know?
Important: On the back of the photo/passport photo, you must write the file number of the authority issuing the ID card.
Technically approved by
Lower Saxony Ministry of Social Affairs, Labour, Health and Equality
Professionally released on
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.