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Identity card notification due to retrieval

If an identity card is found after a loss has been reported, the competent authority shall be informed and presented to the competent authority.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the municipality, the Joint Community and the city in which the main residence is. If the original loss has been reported not only to the competent authority but also to the police, they should also be informed of the rediscovery.

Which documents are required?

  • recovered identity card

What are the fees?

Fee: 6,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Surcharge for unblocking by consular or diplomatic missions abroad

Fee: 6,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No
Unlock after retrieving the electronic proof of identity

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

The discovery report and submission must be made immediately (without culpable delay).

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of the Interior and Sport


The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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