Passports for German Citizens
On March 1st, 2017, the German biometric passport will change its look. Passports issued from this date on will have, among others, added security features. You can find more information on the new passport
(in German only)
The passport application process for our clients remains unchanged. Biometric passports issued before March 1st, 2017 that are still valid will remain so until their expiration date.
Please note that it is absolutely necessary to book an appointment through our appointment booking system (link on the right) before applying for a passport. The Consulates in Toronto and Vancouver aim to offer as many appointments as possible and are therefore working a tight schedule. Applicants who come to either Consulate without an appointment will be turned away – even if they have to travel far to get to there. If you require an urgent appointment in case of an emergency, please contact the respective Consulate directly and explain your situation.
German passports contain a chip with the holder's fingerprints, which will be taken electronically at the time of the application. This applies to all passport holders above the age of six years.
It is required that the applicant appears in person at the German Foreign Mission.
The German passport for applicants under the age of 24 will be valid for six years; otherwise, it will be valid for 10 years. It is not possible to extend an expired passport. Instead we will issue you a new document.
Please submit your passport applications directly to the German Foreign Mission that services your area. You do not need to engage a third party service provider. For any questions please consult this website or contact your German Mission.
Please note that the German Foreign Mission cannot answer inquiries on the current status of your application.