Consular services/Information for German nationals


Consular services

For German residents abroad, the German missions abroad are the most important liaison point with Germany for all legal matters. Here we will inform you about our principal services and the procedures used.


Information for German nationals

Here you can find information for German nationals on security, passports, consular services and assistance in case of emergency (in German language)

Consular services/Information for German nationals


Information for passport applicants on the introduction of biometrically-enabled passports (e-passports)

With the introduction of facial biometrics in passports issued from 1 November 2005 onwards, please note that passport photographs need to meet higher standards than in the past. The fee for the new chip-based passports will also be increased.