We regret to inform you that due to the current situation the German Embassy London has decided to cancel all appointments for passport and national ID card applications until further notice. As of Tuesday, 17 March 2020 we are only operating with a skeleton staff.
This applies to the German Consulate General Edinburgh from Monday, 23 March.
In case you need to travel in the immediate future and do not have a valid travel document we may be able to assist with an emergency appointment. Please contact us by email at the German Embassy London or by email at the Consulate General Edinburgh elaborating the kind of emergency and attaching suitable evidence.
Should you have already been notified that your new passport/ ID card can be collected please send us a self-addressed and pre-paid “Royal Mail Special Delivery” envelope. Should your old documents still be valid, please include them with the envelope. We will mail you your new passport/ ID card as well as your cancelled old documents as soon as possible. Alternatively you may leave the documents with us for safe-keeping until the situation has normalised.
Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy
Your German Missions in the UK
You are able to apply for a passport and a German ID card at the same appointment. Two separate appointments are no longer necessary!
Applications can be filed at the Embassy in London or the Consulate General in Edinburgh.
Please note that all ID card applicants have to make an appointment.
Appointment at the Embassy in London:
ID card appointments for the Embassy in London can only be booked online with the German Foreign Office. To make an appointment online please visit their website:
Please note that the appointments offered on this system are the earliest and the only appointments available. Due to a high demand there is sometimes a waiting period for appointments for up to 3 months. Therefore we are usually unable to offer you a short term appointment. We ask you to make an appointment as early as possible to arrange an appointment. Please note that we operate a block appointment system whereby several applicants are booked in the same time slot. Therefore please expect waiting times on the day.
Appointment at the Consulate General in Edinburgh:
Please note that you always need an appointment to apply for a German ID card.
Appointments can only be booked online with the German Foreign Office. To make an appointment online please follow the link:
Please note that the appointments offered on this system are the earliest and the only appointments available.