Indian Passport Services while in Germany (updated!)

Is your passport expiring soon? Need to apply for a fresh passport for your new born baby?

The Indian Embassy offer a range of services for it’s citizens in Germany, passport services, being one of them. However, depending on your place of residence, you need to avail the services from any one of the consulates in Berlin, Munich, Hamburg or Frankfurt.

Click here to find your Consulate.

Passport Services offered are as below:

General Information:

  • No prior appointment is required. The passport application can be submitted by post or in person at the Embassy on any working day.
  • All Passports will be issued only after verifying the credentials of the applicants.
  • To apply for Passport Services at the Mission/Consulate in Germany it is necessary to fill up the application online.
  • The Online application form is available at
  • All Passports will be issued only after verifying the credentials of the applicants.
  • Consular surcharge of Euro 2.00 shall be levied on all consular services.
  • New passport can be issued one year before the expiry of the current passport.

The requirements may very slightly depending on the Consulate and the category you are applying for. So, it’s best to visit the website of the applicable consulate. However, in general you will need the following:

  • Register and fill the passport application form online at NRI Applicants
  • Thereafter, print the form, fill the rest of the columns by hand and sign the form.
  • Passport applications of minors should be signed by both parents.
  • Photographs as applicable
  • Self Attested copy of passport (laminated pages)
  • Original Passport, if applicable
  • Affidavit for damaged passport, if applicable.
  • Lost passport affidavit, if applicable
  • Meldebescheinigung (Proof of residency)
  • Copy of valid visa/ residence permit
  • Supporting documents which may include Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate etc.

For more details, visit FAQs on Passport Services

From Experience!

  • Applications can be submitted via post too. However, this is done through IGCS. * It takes around three to four weeks to receive your new passport, once the application is submitted. This is subject to whether all documents are in place or not.
  • Passport applications of minors should be accompanied by passport copies of parents, their resident permit/visa copies and Meldebescheinigung.
  • Passport for new born child will require the registration of birth first.
  • A temporary application ID will be generated, when you fill the application online. You can fill it partially and save it, and can revisit your application with the same ID. A new no. will be generated once it is completed and submitted.
  • If you are married, it is better to submit the marriage certificate too, even though it is not mentioned in the document list. They will ask for it later, and you will have to resend it by post. In case you send a soft copy, they charge you for every print that needs to be taken.

Sources: CGI, Frankfurt & Berlin

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good info! :slight_smile:

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W.E.F 01.04.2021, Fees for Passport and other travel documents have been changed

Source: Indian Embassy, Berlin