Important information: You are able to apply for a passport and a German ID card at the same appointment. Two separate appointments are no longer necessary.
Applicants for ID cards are required to apply in person after making an appointment.
ID cards can be issued for children from birth. The application has to be done by the parent/ guardian for children under 16 with the child present during the application process.
Fees can be paid only with a credit or debit card (MasterCard or Visa, no Maestro debit cards). Please note that only the credit card owner can sign for the payment.
Important information on the online functions of the electronic ID card, PIN and collecting your ID card. Please read the information provided thoroughly before applying for your ID Card.
If your ID card was stolen or lost, and the electronic online ID function is switched on you will have to cancel this ID card immediately, so your identity cannot be misused on the internet.
Changes of address can be done in person or via postal application.
Detailed information on photos for electronic ID Cards.
Important information on submitting name declarations.
Opening hours and contact numbers of the German Embassy London and the Consulate General Edinburgh.
The information provided above refers to most routine cases presented to German Missions in the United Kingdom. Due to the complexity of the German passport law and the multitude of conceivable case scenarios, each individual case may have to be treated differently and further documents can be requested.