Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — New York

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Picking up citizenship certificates (except permissions to retain German citizenship)

Please make an appointment in this category only if you wish to collect a certificate of naturalization/citizenship after your application has been approved (except permissions to retain German citizenship) and apply for a German passport at the same time.

First, you will collect your certificate of naturalization/citizenship. Immediately afterwards, you will be directed to the passport section to apply for your German passport. You are not required to book a separate passport appointment! The duration of both appointments can take up to an hour, so please plan accordingly.
Please be advised that while the naturalization process is free of charge in some cases, passport fees will apply.


Please book a separate appointment for each individual, including minors. Each appointment reservation is only valid for one applicant.

Please bring the following documents (original + copy) with you to the appointment:

  • a valid identification document (passport or driver's license)
  • filled out and signed passport application form
  • two biometric passport photos. While you can obtain passport photos in the lobby of the Consulate for 5.00 USD (payment in cash only), please have your photos ready before the appointment starts.
  • birth certificate
  • if applicable: marriage certificate
  • proof of residence (driver's license or utility bill)
  • If a minor (younger than 16 years) wishes to apply for a passport and both parents are not accompanying the minor: notarized letter of consent of the absent parent
  • passport fees (payable in cash or with Master/Visa-Card)

Further information on passports and the necessary application forms can be found here:

Appointments in this category cannot be used to submit new applications in citizenship matters.

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