Landungsbrücken

Apply for a change of address in your passport

If your place of residence changes, you must have the new place of residence entered in your passport or change it yourself online.

Important notes

Prerequisites

  • You have a valid passport
  • You have already registered with your new address at your responsible location for residents' affairs.
  • You have an official confirmation of registration

Documents required

  • Valid passport
  • Current official confirmation of registration

Please note

You only need to have the address on the passport changed if your place of residence has changed.

Deadlines

You must have your new place of residence changed in your passport immediately after your change of address or change it yourself online

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

If you apply for a change of address in person:

  • You report personally to the location responsible for residents’ affairs.
  • You present your valid passport and your official registration confirmation.
  • Hamburg Service will then stick an official address sticker with your new place of residence over the old place of residence in your passport.
  • You can authorize another person in writing to make your address change in your passport at your responsible office.

When applying for a change of address online:

  • You access the online service.
  • You log in to the online service with your user account.
  • You enter all required data online.
  • You will receive an address label with your new place of residence by mail.
  • You stick the address sticker with your new place of residence over the old place of residence in your passport.

Processing time

Due to exceptionally high order volumes, delivery times for passports are currently taking significantly longer. We would therefore like to ask you to consider applying for an express passport if necessary.

Fees

There are no costs.

Legal notes

Legal remedies


  • contradiction

  • legal challenge

  • obligation action

Legal basis

§ 15 No. 1 Passport Act (Passport Act - PassG)


https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/pa_g_1986/__15.html




§ 19 paragraph 1 sentence 1 Passport Act (Passport Act – PassG)


https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/pa_g_1986/__19.html




§ 19 paragraph 2 Passport Act (Passport Act – PassG)


https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/pa_g_1986/__19.html




§ 19 paragraph 3 Passport Act (Passport Act – PassG)


https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/pa_g_1986/__19.html




§ 23a Federal Registration Act (Federal Registration Act – BMG)


https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/bmg/__23a.html




§ 1 Paragraph 2 Ordinance on the Implementation of the Passport Act (Passport Ordinance - PassV)


https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/passv_2007/__1.html




§ 15 Paragraph 4 Number 3 Ordinance on the Implementation of the Passport Act (Passport Ordinance - PassV)


https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/passv_2007/__15.html




Annex 1b Ordinance on the Implementation of the Passport Act (Passport Ordinance - PassV)


https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/passv_2007/anlage_1b.html




Appendix 1c Ordinance on the Implementation of the Passport Act (Passport Ordinance - PassV)


https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/passv_2007/anlage_1c.html

Downloads & Links

Service description

If your place of residence has changed, for example after you have moved house, you must have the new place of residence entered on your passport.
If you change your place of residence in person at your new place of residence, an address sticker with your new place of residence will be placed on your passport.
If you want to change your place of residence online, the address label will be sent to you by post. You then have to stick the address sticker on your passport over the old place of residence.
Even if you move abroad and no longer have an address in Germany, your passport must be changed. Your place of residence abroad will then appear on the address label.

Public Service Disclaimer

Please note: This service on hamburg.com uses machine translations powered by Google. Some content may not be translated accurately or reliably. The translations are constantly being improved. If you have any issues with Google Translate, please visit https://translate.google.com/support.