Applicants for ID cards are required to apply in person after making an appointment at the Embassy in London or the Consulate General in Edinburgh.
Please note that BOTH of the parents AND the child must attend the appointment.
You can only apply for a passport once you have made an appointment. Appointments can be booked via the website of the German Missions in the United Kingdom or directly with the Honorary Consul offices
In the Download Centre you will find all the important forms and documents you will need when applying for a German identity document at a German mission in the United Kingdom.
It is easy to have your address changed in your German identity document (passport or ID card) by post. You do not need an in-person appointment for this.
The German ID card containing a contactless electronic chip is a multi-function card the size of a credit card. The applicant’s photo is saved on the chip. This biometric data may only be read by official agencies (e.g. border officials, police).
A list of fees for German identity documents.