German passports


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, the child and both the parents or the guardian of the applicant must be present at the appointment.

Kinderreisepass der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Passport applications for persons over the age of 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.


Passports for children under the age of 18

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

Vorläufiger Reisepass

Temporary passports

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


Lost or stolen passport

If you lose your German passport, you have to report the loss to police and to the issuing authority.


Change of address in passport

Changes of address can be done in person or via postal application. See here for more information.

biometrische Passbilder

Biometrical passport photos

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


Make an appointment

An appointment is needed at all missions in Australia. Depending on the mission, the appointment can be made online or over the phone.

All statements mentioned on this website are based on knowledge and experiences of the German missions in Australia at the time the website was published.  As far as correctness and completeness are concerned this information is supplied without liability.

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Make an appointment


An appointment is needed at all missions in Australia. Depending on the mission, the appointment can be made online or over the phone.

Find your nearest Consulate

map of Australia with German missions

Two German Missions and ten Honorary Consuls throughout Australia offer consular services. 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 pick-up from the German Consulate Sydney


You can pick up your passport from the Consulate General in Sydney during our Consular opening hours without an appointment:

Monday: 9 am - noon

Tuesday: 8 am - noon

Wednesday: 9 am - noon

Thursday: 8 am - noon

Friday: 9 am - noon

Obligations for German citizen to travel to Germany on a German passport


Please note:

In accordance with Art 1 German Passport Act, German citizens are obliged to use a German passport when entering or leaving Germany.

Noncompliance with this regulation is a regulatory offence and can be punished with a fine of up to 5,000 €.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

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If you have a question, but cannot find the answer, you might find our collection of frequently asked questions helpful.