Please note that all passport applicants have to make an appointment early in advance. Passport applicants are required to apply in person and bring the application form as well as relevant documents after making an appointment. Where minors are concerned, both the parents or the guardian of the applicant must be present at the appointment.
Appointments can only be booked online via the German Foreign Office. If you wish to apply for a passport and a German ID card at the same time, you do not need 2 appointments, one for both documents is sufficient.
Passport applicants are required to apply in person after making an appointment. You will need to bring your application form and relevant documents in original and photocopy.
Children’s passports can only be applied for in person (parents and child) upon appointment on behalf of the children. From the age of 12 onwards only full European Passports are being issued which are valid for 6 years.
Since the issuing of biometric passports can take up to several weeks, in case of proven emergencies the German Embassy in London can issue a temporary passport (valid for 1 year) in addition to the full passport.
Lost or Stolen Passports
If you have lost your passport or your passport has been stolen you will need to report this to the authority that issued this passport (e.g. if your passport was issued in Berlin you will have to report the lost/stolen passport to the passport office in Berlin). Please only send the form to the Embassy in London if your lost/stolen passport was issued in London.Form for reporting lost/ stolen passports [pdf, 48.07k]
Please read the passport photo requirements carefully before submitting your passport application.
Changes of address can be done in person or via postal application. Please note that we cannot change the address on ID-cards.
If you got married and wish to take your spouse's name or if a marriage was dissolved and you wish to change your name back to your name before marriage, a name declaration will be necessary BEFORE applying for the passport.