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Passport application - for persons under 18

Please note that we release short-term appointments for all BürgerServiceCenters between 7 and 9 a.m. every day. If you are unable to find a suitable appointment, please check this page again during this time slot.

Passports can also be issued for people between the ages of 0 and 18. This is necessary for some destinations, as the children's passport or identity card is not recognized in all countries.

The passport can be applied for at one of the BürgerServiceCenter in Bremen.

It is sufficient if one guardian submits the application in person and the other guardian has his or her declaration of consent and identification document (original or copy) presented.

It is not possible to change the personal data of the child (e.g. a change of name) in the passport. In these cases, a new passport must be applied for if necessary.

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The minor child:

  • has German citizenship
  • Must be present at the time of application

Important: This is a service under municipal responsibility. Therefore, in principle, you can only visit a service that is located in your (main) place of residence.

Exception: If good cause is shown, the application for a passport must also be processed by a passport office that is not locally competent. A passport may be issued only with the authorization of the locally competent passport authority. In this case, the fee is doubled if this is done by a non-authorized authority at the instigation of the applicant.

What documents do I need?

  • Important note: the children must always be present in person!
  • 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 (not older than three months)
  • Important information about the photo booths in all offices of the Citizen's Office:
    • The machines are operated by outside companies and often do not work. It cannot be guaranteed that passport photos can be taken on site. We advise you to bring passport photos to the appointment.
  • Declaration of consent by the person with custody

    as well as their identity cards (also copies) and, if applicable, proof of custody

  • in the case of a change of name, a document or certificate from the registry office