Passports

Important

The Passport Section in London will be closed from 21 December 2017 until 8 January 2018 due to upcoming extensive refurbishments.

In advance the Embassy offers an extended service of opening hours from 1. October 2017 until 21. December 2017.

Please double-check the validity of your German passport and ID card and book an appointment well in advance to apply for renewal. 

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.

Appointment booking

Appointment Booking

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

Passport applications for persons over the age of 18

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.

German Passport

Passport applications for persons under the age of 18

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.

German passport

Passport applications for temporary passports

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.

Pickpocketing

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.

Passport Photos

Passport photos

Please read the passport photo requirements carefully before submitting your passport application.

Wohnortänderung im Reisepass

Change of address in European Union passports

Changes of address can be done in person or via postal application. Please note that we cannot change the address on ID-cards.

Notes on applying for confirmation of German nationality

Name declaration (marriage, divorce, change of name, child)

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.

New passport

New German passports

As of 1 March, Germany is issuing new passports with even more security features. The new passports also have a flexible cover and are slightly smaller. The new security features make counterfeiting and misuse more difficult. Current passports remain valid through their expiration date.

Passport application Form

Download the passport application form here.

Contact us

Passport and ID card Section LONDON

23 Belgrave Square

London

SW1X 8PZ

Phone: 020 7824 1426

Phone times

Mon – Thu

11am - 12noon

1.30pm - 2.30pm

Fri

11am - 12noon

Passport and ID card collection (no appointment):

Mon – Thu

8.15am – 10.45am

1.15pm – 2.30pm 

Fr

8.15am – 10.45am

Contact us via email

Passport and ID card Section EDINBURGH

16 Eglinton Crescent

Edinburgh

EH12  5DG

Opening times

Mon – Fri

9.30am - 11.30am

Contact us via email

Please note: Please note that all passport applicants have to make an appointment and apply in person. Please click below to arrange an appointment.

Appointment booking

Please note:

1. The Embassy and the Consulate General operate a baggage search scheme. To avoid delays you are asked to refrain from bringing any baggage, briefcases, laptops etc. with you.

2. Mobile phones and any other electronic equipment must be switched off before entry and remain so during your stay.

3. Photography on the premises is strictly forbidden.

4. Entry is at the discretion of the Embassy or Consulte General security staff. Please look after your personal belongings as the Embassy and the Consulat General cannot accept liability for loss or theft.