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Children's passport, extension

The children's passport can be extended by one year up to the age of twelve if it has not yet expired. In this context, it must be provided with an up-to-date photo.

Important notes

Prerequisites

  • The children's passport has not yet expired.
  • Child under 12 years of age with German citizenship.
  • Personal interview with the child with at least one legal guardian / legal representative. In the case of parents who are permanently separated, only the parent with whom the child is registered may apply for the passport.
  • The child is registered with their main residence in Hamburg.

Documents required

All necessary documents must always be submitted in the original.
  • Valid children's passport
  • 1 biometrically readable passport photo from the latest time (35x45 mm without border, background light and monochrome pattern - see link Federal Ministry of the Interior)
  • Identity cards or passports of both parents
  • Personal interview with the child with at least one legal guardian / legal representative. In the case of parents who are permanently separated, only the parent with whom the child is registered may apply for the passport.
  • Presence of the child
  • Declaration of consent with the signature of the legal guardian who is not present when the application is made in the resident customer center.
  • In the case of sole custody / joint custody of unmarried parents: proof of custody, e.g. decision on custody, declaration of custody and the like.
  • In cases of clarification, it may be necessary to present the child's birth certificate.

Please note

ATTENTION - The child passport is not recognized in every country. A definitive passport must then be applied for.
Please ask the tour operator, travel agency, Federal Foreign Office or the country you are traveling to about the respective entry requirements. United States travelers - see link Federal Foreign Office.

Deadlines

The extension must take place before the expiry date.

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

The child must be present in person when the child's passport is extended. The application is processed immediately and then handed over.

Processing time

about 15 minutes

Fees

6 EUR

Legal notes

Legal basis


  • Section 5 Passport Act (PassG)

  • Ordinance on the implementation of the Passport Act (PassV)

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