Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

Several different passports as well as the old and new ID card are lying on a black table Source: BMI

Passports and identity cards

In Germany, applications for passports and identity cards can be filed with the responsible local passport and identity card authorities. The foreigners authorities are responsible for issuing electronic travel documents for foreigners, refugees and stateless persons. Law on passports and identity cards is the same nationwide. For more information on national identity documents, please ask the passport and/or identity card authority responsible for where you live. For more information about electronic travel documents for foreigners, refugees and stateless persons, please ask the foreigners authority responsible for where you live.