General Information about German Passports and ID-Cards


Please note that it is absolutely necessary to book an appointment through our appointment booking system before applying for a passport. The Consulates in Toronto and Vancouver aim to offer as many appointments as possible and are therefore working a tight schedule. Applicants who come to either Consulate without an appointment will be turned away – even if they have to travel far to get there. If you require an urgent appointment in case of an emergency, please contact the respective Consulate directly and explain your situation.

The Consulates General in Toronto and Vancouver do not charge fees for appointments. Any fees due will be charged on the day of your appointment!

German passports contain a chip with the holder's fingerprints, which will be taken electronically at the time of the application. This applies to all passport holders above the age of six years.

It is required that the applicant appears in person (children as well!) at the German Foreign Mission.

The German passport for applicants under the age of 24 will be valid for six years; otherwise, it will be valid for 10 years. It is not possible to extend an expired passport. Instead we will issue you a new document.

Please submit your passport applications directly to the German Foreign Mission that services your area. You do not need to engage a third party service provider. For any questions please consult this website or contact your German Mission.

Please note that the German Foreign Mission can't answer inquiries on the current status of your application.

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