Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — New York

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German Passports and ID Cards

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

Appointments in this category are for applicants who already posses German passports or who have recently obtained German citizenship through (re-)naturalization. In case you were recently naturalizaed no name declartaion is necessary and you can proceed booking an appointment in this category.

Attention: Name changes abroad (for example as part of marriages or divorces) are often not recognized under German law. Only because your name was declared or changed in US documents this does not mean that this is valid under German law. Hence, should your name have changed since receiving your last passport, please make an appointment in the category "first time passport applications or applications after name change". It might be necessary for you to make a so-called name declaration at the Consulate. Please also make an appointment in the category "first time passport applications or applications after name change" when applying for a passport for a child for the first time.

A name declaration under German law is usually necessary when:

  • a child is born in the US, the parents are married to each other but do not have the same family name
  • a child is born in the US, the parentes are not married to each other and the child should obtain the father's last name
  • a marriage is performed in the US and you wish to change your family name because of this (unless the new family name is specifically stated in the US marriage certificate and no hypenated name is declared)
  • you wish to return to your previous name after a divorce in the US.

Further information can be found here: https://www.germany.info/us-en/service/04-FamilyMatters/name/902854

You can take passport photos for $ 5 at a photo booth operated by a private provider in the Consulate General. The photo booth only accepts cash and is not suitable for infants and small children under 4,3'.

Payments of up to EUR 1,000 can usually be made by Visa and MasterCard. The payment is processed in EUR. (The photo booth is excluded from this).




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