Passport application procedure in Miami
How to apply for a German Passport in Miami
Enlarge image (© picture alliance / dpa) New German passports contain biometric features. Therefore all German residents from Florida and the Bamahas are required to apply in person at the Consulate General in Miami by appointment only!
Honorary Consuls in Florida are not entitled to accept passport applications., Applicants from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands please see below!
Passport applications received by mail can no longer be processed!
Passports issued before November 1, 2007 without finger prints remain valid until the expiration date. The validity of old passports cannot be renewed.
Applicants from Florida and the Bahamas:
You can book your appointment online free-of-charge.
These appointments may be booked (at maximum) 12 weeks in advance.
Once you have made an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email showing your date and time.
Schedule an appointment online
Applicants in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
Applicants residing in the above territories can now apply for a passport with the German Honorary Consul in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Please note, that when applying for a passport with one of our Honorary Consuls, additional fees will apply. Please see link below for additional information (in German only). For appointments, please contact the Honorary Consul directly.
Only complete applications will be processed. Please make sure that you have filled all necessary forms at the time of your appointment.
Please make sure that in case of a name change (e.g. after marriage) or when both parents of a child carry different family names you bring all necessary documentation (Passports, Marriage certificate, Birth certificates of the child and of both parents) and your partner in order to sign a name declaration:
Passport Photographs – Specific requirements!
There are specific requirements for passport photos (see link below).
For your convenience, we have listed one establishment near the Consulate General that is able to accomodate these specifications. Please note that the Consulate General can not assume responsibility for the professional ability of the business nor does this constitute a recommendation by the Consulate General. It opens with our first time slots at 8.30 a.m., please state that the photos are for the German Consulate General.
1. All Walgreens Stores have a photo program that enables the photographer to take passport photos according to the specification of other countries.
However, many of their employees are not aware of it and insist that they can only take US passport photos.
To solve this problem, you might want to write the instructions down or show them this document:
The employee needs to click on “Passport photos” in the photo program, then on “Settings” on the right side, and then on “USA”.
This will open a list of countries, showing all the different templates. Then he can choose the German Template.
The problem is that at first, only USA is visible, and it is not at all obvious, that a country list exists.
2. Charlie's Photo
201 N. Miami Ave
Miami, FL 33128
786 488 1585
200 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
786 838 0316