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Apply for identity card - provisional

Because of the current situation, please see the Information on the Citizen's Office home page.

In order to bridge the time until the identity card is issued, the BürgerService facilities at the Bürgeramt can issue a temporary identity card if necessary.

A temporary identity card may be issued for a maximum period of validity of three months and may not be renewed.


  • German citizenship

What documents do I need?

  • Proof of identity

    e.g. old or invalid identity card, valid (child) passport or birth certificate in the case of infants or young children who do not yet have a (child) passport or identity card.

  • 1 current biometric passport photo according to the photo sample board

    Recommendation: not older than three months

  • For children under 16 years of age:

    Special declaration of consent (explicitly related to the issuing of the identity card) of the person with custody, as well as their identity cards (also copies) and, if applicable, proof of custody.

  • Proof of custody

    with a single guardian