Passports for German Citizens
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.
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 note that the German Foreign Mission cannot answer inquiries on the current status of your application.
Have you been issued a German passport in the past? Here you can find out how to apply for your new biometric passport. Please note: It is not possible to extend an expired passport. Instead we will issue you a new document.
Passport for Adults
Children require their own travel documents when traveling to other countries. The German Foreign Missions in Canada issue biometric passports for minors. Passport applications must be filed in person, children including.
Passports for Minors
Have you changed your name outside of Germany (eg due to marriage or divorce), or are you a parent to a child born in Canada and would like to apply for the child's first German passport with us? Please note that you may have to submit a Declaration of Name Change prior to applying for a passport.
Minors crossing the border to or from Germany have to carry a valid passport. The so called "Kinderausweise" (children's pass) are no longer issued but may be used until expiry. Minors crossing the border to or from Canada have to carry a valid passport. They also need to produce a certified declaration of consent of their legal guardians.
Traveling with Minors
The US Legislation has special provisions for German citizens wishing to travel to the USA.
Please familiarize yourself well in advance of any necessary procedures and be informed which documents you will have to present at the border crossing. Please note: questions with regard to US immigration can only be answered by the competent US consular authority.
Travelling to the USA with a German Passport