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Identity card, electronic proof of identity

The new identity card is still proof of identity. The following data is stored on the chip in the ID card: photograph First and last name, if applicable the name of a religious order and artist birth date address nationality last day of...

The new identity card is still proof of identity.

The following data is stored on the chip in the ID card:

  • photograph
  • First and last name, if applicable the name of a religious order and artist
  • birth date
  • address
  • nationality
  • last day of validity
  • Issuing authority
  • serial number
  • access number
  • fingerprints

The machine-readable zone does not contain any additional personal information.

From the age of 16 this function is automatically switched on. It is automatically switched off for people under the age of 16. A later activation is possible from the age of 16 personally by the owner.

The identity card can be used with activated electronic proof of identity (eID function) for secure registration on the Internet. Only the data required for the transaction on the Internet is transmitted.
In the future, the use of government services via the Internet (e-government) is to be increased. You can find out more about using the online ID function in the customer center.

You can obtain detailed information on online use by calling 0180-1-33 33 33 (3.9 ct/minute/landline) or on the Internet in the ID card portal (see links).

Important notes

Prerequisites

Presentation of the identity card.

Documents required

The identity card must be presented to activate the online identification function.

Please note

Since 2017, ID cards have only been delivered with the eID switched on.

Deadlines

no

Procedure & Fees

Procedure

Speak to a customer center of your choice in person.

Processing time

about 5 minutes

Fees

no

Legal notes

Legal basis

Identity Card Act (PAuswG)

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Bergedorf district office
Residential department

Weidenbaumsweg 21

+49 40 42891-2891

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District Office Altona
Specialist Office for Residents

Ottenser Marktplatz 10

+49 40 42811-3636

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District Office Hamburg-Nord
Specialized Office for Residents

Poppenhusenstraße 6

+49 40 42804-5252

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