Please note that all passport applicants have to make an appointment early in advance. Passport applicants are required to apply in person and bring the application form as well as relevant documents after making an appointment. Where minors are concerned, both the parents or the guardian of the applicant must be present at the appointment.

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Appointment Booking

All passport applicants are required to make an appointment. Due to a high demand please consider a waiting period for up to 3 months.


Passport for persons over 18

Passport applicants are required to apply in person after making an appointment. You will need to bring your application form and relevant documents in original and photocopy.

Children's Passport

Passport for persons under 18

Children’s passports can only be applied for in person (parents and child) upon appointment on behalf of the children. From the age of 12 onwards only full European Passports are being issued which are valid for 6 years.


Temporary (Provisional) Passport

Since the issuing of biometric passports can take up to several weeks, in case of proven emergencies the German Embassy in London can issue a temporary passport (valid for 1 year) in addition to the full passport.

Consulate Finder

Each Mission covers a specific geographic region. To find out which Mission can assist you, what the hours of operation are, and how to reach it, please use our interactive Consulate Finder.

Passport Photos

Passport Photos

Please read the passport photo requirements carefully before submitting your passport application.

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Change of Address in Passports

Changes of address can be done in person or via postal application. Please note that we cannot change the address on ID-cards.

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Name Declaration

Information on name declaration - in the context of marriage, divorce, death of a spouse or name declaration of a child - can be found in the following leaflets.


Lost or Stolen Passports

If you have lost your passport or your passport has been stolen you will need to report this to the authority that issued this passport (e.g. if your passport was issued in Berlin you will have to report the lost/stolen passport to the passport office in Berlin). Please only send the application form to the Embassy in London if your lost/stolen passport was issued in London.


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Important notice

Since 26 June 2012 every child needs their own German passport. Entries in their parents passports are not valid anymore and will not allow them to travel. Please read more (in German)

Postal address

Passport and ID Card Section
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
1-6 Chesham Place, Belgrave Mews West
London SW1X 8PZ

Fax: 020 7824 1449

Office hours: Monday - Friday only with appointment

Passport collection: Monday - Friday 08.15 - 10.30am and Monday to Thursday 13.45 - 14.30pm

Email enquiries

For any passport information that is not available on the website please contact the Passport Section:

Passport application Form

Notes for visitors

1. The Embassy operates a baggage search scheme, to avoid delays you are asked to refrain from bringing any baggage, briefcases, laptops etc. with you.
2. Mobile phones and any other electronic equipment must be switched off before entry and remain so during your stay.
3. Photography on the premises is strictly forbidden.
4. Entry is at the discretion of the Embassy security staff. Please look after your personal belongings as the Embassy cannot accept liability for loss or theft.