Fees for German Identity Documents

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Important Information

The fee is to be paid at the time of your application at the German Mission. It can be paid with credit card in Euros (Visa or Master Card), with cash in US-Dollars or with money order in US dollars at the current exchange rate of the German mission. Checks cannot be accepted. Cash payment in Euros is not possible.

Due to the constant currency fluctuations, only approximate rounded up dollar amounts can be stated in the cost overview. As the exchange rate is regularly adjusted, the fees may vary.  

Please note: Should you want us to mail you back the passport or identity card, we have to charge you shipping costs of US$25 (sending it to the Bermudas: US$60, to the Bahamas: US$30).

Passport Fee

Passport Fee
Fee in Euros
Regular passport (24 years and older)
81.00
Regular passport (younger than 24 years)
58.50
Temporary passport (1-year validity)
39.00
Child's passport (12 years and younger)
26.00
Expedited service
32.00
Change of Residence
free of charge

Should you want to apply for your passport through the Honorary Consul, please read the following information:

Fees when applying through an Honorary Consul

Frequent travelers should consider applying for a passport with additional pages (a total of 48 pages). An additional fee of 22 Euros will be added to the regular fee.

Identity Card Fee

Identity Card Fee
Fee in Euros
Identity Card until the age of 24
valid for 6 years, if requested eID function activated or
deactivated, if requested with fingerprints
52.80
Identity Card 24 years and older
valid for 10 years, if requested eID function activated or
deactivated, if requested with fingerprints
58.80
First time activation of eID function or after turning 16 yearsfree of charge
Deactivation of eID function
free of charge
Retroactive activation of eID function
12.00
Setting the PIN # when picking up the Identity Card
free of charge
Changing the PIN #
(can also be done with your card reader with app)
12.00
Change of residence
free of charge
Cancelation, e.g. after loss or theft
Also possible by using cancelation password and calling cancelation hotline:
0049-180-1-33 33 33 (toll call, can also be called from abroad)
free of charge
Unblocking12.00
If you live outside of jurisdiction of the German Mission, an additional charge for every service will be assessed (except for unblocking)13.00

Please Note: Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

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