Cheap German passport registration and renewal
Mindful of the complex and long process of obtaining permanent residence in Germany, many expats-to-be choose to buy documents online. Currently, the web is bursting with ads for German passports for sale at a click. Needless to say that most of them are a scam.
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Here’s what distinguishes Real Document Providers from scammy providers:
- Authorized equipment
- Compliance with the latest German passport design updates
- Registration service
- Reduced cost of renewal
- Quick processing
All you need to enjoy the benefits of local life in Germany is to keep us informed of some inputs. German ID cards contain the holder’s fingerprints, so you will need to drop a high-res picture of yours as well. Further, our specialists will guide you through the payment procedure with adherence to the latest security protocols.
The cost of German passports and other documents is determined by a slew of factors. Just contact us to get updated on the current price.
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We have been in business since 2009 and never stop evolving. Our loyal partners from German legislative agencies keep a watchful eye so that your passport undergoes the registration process seamlessly.
Before your German passport for sale sets off to the given address, we conduct a series of checks to guarantee it passes them all. No bank worker or police officer will ever recognize a knockoff.
How to apply for a German passport
To apply for a German passport (Reisepass beantragen) you can make an appointment at the citizens’ office (Bürgeramt) in the municipality in which you are registered. You can also apply at citizens’ offices in other municipalities but you may have to pay a supplementary fee. You must attend the appointment in person; it is not possible for someone else to apply on your behalf.
Documents needed for a passport application
You must bring the following with you to your appointment:
- A recent photo that meets the government’s strict passport photo requirements (in German).
- Documents that prove your identity and your German nationality (e.g. a current or expired passport or identity card, and your German naturalisation certificate, if applicable).
At the appointment they will also take fingerprints from your left and right index fingers, to be stored in a special chip in the passport.
In 2012, a new EU ruling came into effect, requiring all children to have their own form of identification and making it impossible for them to travel internationally on their parents’ passports. Parents in Germany now have the option of either applying for a regular, biometric passport for their children (as above), or they can also apply for a children’s passport (Kinderpass) through the same process.
A Kinderpass can be used up until the child’s 12th birthday. It has the advantages that it is cheaper and takes less time to process, but on the downside, as it is not a biometric passport, it is not recognised by every country. See which countries accept the Kinderpass.
How much does a German passport cost?
The cost of applying for a German passport depends on your age, location, and how quickly you need it. If you are a frequent traveller, you can also pay to have extra pages for visa stamps.
German passport application fees 2018
German passport applications processing time
Your new passport will be manufactured centrally at the Federal Printing Office in Berlin. From the time of application, it usually takes three to six weeks before you can pick it up from the citizens’ office. You can also authorise someone to collect it for you by providing a signed letter of consent.
If you need your passport quicker, you can apply for the express option. If you submit your application before midday, your passport will usually be ready to pick up three working days later. A supplement is payable if you choose this option.
How to apply for a German passport from abroad
If you are a German citizen living abroad and you would like to apply for a German passport, you can do this at the German mission in your country of residence. You are required to make an appointment in advance, fill in a passport application form and then attend the appointment with all your required documents.
As of 2007, it is no longer possible to submit passport applications via post. This is due to the fact that all applicants now have to submit two fingerprints to be stored in the special chip in the passport. These fingerprints will be taken at your appointment.
It usually takes around four to six weeks to process a German passport abroad, as all documents are printed at the Federal Printing Office in Berlin. If any additional information is needed, it can take even longer. It is therefore essential to start the application process well in advance of any travel plans.
Period of validity of a German passport
German passports are valid for 10 years for adults and for six years for youths under the age of 24. The children’s passport is also valid for six years or until the child reaches the age of 12.
How do I renew a German passport?
If your German passport is close to expiring, you must request a new one by following the above procedure. If you need to travel during the processing time and your old passport is still valid, it may be possible to keep it until your new one is ready.
What to do if your passport is lost or stolen in Germany
While you are in Germany, if you misplace your passport or it is stolen, the action you should take depends on which country issued it.
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