Information for passport and ID card applications at the Consulate General Edinburgh


In the light of the increasing severity of the current pandemic, the national lockdown in Scotland, we are unfortunately compelled to limit passport services until further notice.

We have therefore cancelled all appointments and can only grant appointments in the event of emergencies.

We will ensure that all pending passport applications will continue to be processed. All passports received from the Federal Printing Office will be dispatched as soon as possible.

Emergency passport applications

Appointments can be granted in the event of the emergencies described below. Please contact us via email.

Despite lockdown, you require a passport for imminent, urgent travel and do not have a valid travel document for this journey. Please provide us with proof of your imminent travel upon submission of your application. Please note that under UK law, travelling abroad during lockdown is only permitted if you have a “legally permitted reason to leave home”.

A passport is required for a newborn child holding only German citizenship.

You need to apply for pre-/settled status under the UK EU Settlement Scheme and do not have a valid biometric passport.

You hold both German and British citizenship, but do not have a German passport to allow you to accept a concrete job offer in the European Union. Please provide us with proof of your concrete job offer upon submission of your application.

Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy!
Your Consulate General Edinburgh
Passport services

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