Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Edinburgh

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Passport/ ID Card application

You can book an appointment for a passport (temporary, biometric, for children) and/or ID card application here.

 

 

Please only book an appointment at the Consulate General in Edinburgh if you live in Scotland or the following counties in northern England: Cleveland and Redcar, Cumbria, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesborough, Northumberland, Stockton on Tees, Tyne and Wear (Tyneside) as well as North Yorkshire without Selby and York.

 

Because of the ongoing pandemic please only book an appointment in an urgent matter, e.g. if your German passport expires in less than four months or you need to travel urgently.  You should also make sure your trip to the Consulate General in Edinburgh is in accordance with the recent lockdown regulations before booking.
Should you want to apply for your first German passport or ID-card, please do not book an appointment right now. Instead, contact us by e-mail: info@edin.diplo.de.

 

We reserve the right to cancel appointments at short notice. Should your appointment be cancelled, you will be informed by e-mail.

 

You will find detailed information about how to apply for a German passport/ID card on our website. Please read this information carefully before making an appointment. On our website you will also find the necessary application forms as well as an overview of the required documents.

If you wish to apply for more than one person, you will need to book an appointment for each person.

A valid e-mail address must be provided for the automatic booking confirmation.

Please note that the appointments offered on this system are the earliest ones available. Only in extreme and verifiable emergencies (death, illness of a family member) will we be able to offer individual emergency appointments.

 

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Certifications, name declarations, birth and marriage registrations, German citizenship matters

Here you can book an appointment for the following services:

  • Signature and copy certifications
  • Applications for certificates of good conduct
  • Renouncing an inheritance in Germany
  • Name declarations
  • Birth registration for children born abroad
  • Entry of marriages in the German marriage register
  • German citizenship matters (collection of naturalisation certificates, naturalisation applications, applications for establishment of German citizenship)

Please book an appointment with the Consulate General in Edinburgh only if you live in Scotland or the following counties in Northern England: Cleveland and Redcar, Cumbria, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Northumberland, Stockton on Tees, Tyne and Wear (Tyneside) and North Yorkshire excluding Selby and York.

On our website you will find detailed information on the above mentioned topics. Please read this information carefully before making an appointment.

Please only book appointments for name declarations, birth announcements, marriage registrations and citizenship matters if you have been requested to do so by the Consulate General in Edinburgh or if your previous appointment has been cancelled.
For the certification of signatures on powers of attorney, declarations of consent and for commercial register matters, please contact the Consulate General by e-mail to info@edin.diplo.de before booking your appointment.

Because of the ongoing pandemic please only book an appointment in an urgent matter which cannot be delayed further, e.g. renouncing an inheritance. You should also make sure your trip to the Consulate General in Edinburgh is in accordance with the recent lockdown regulations before booking.
 

We reserve the right to cancel appointments at short notice. Should your appointment be cancelled, you will be informed by e-mail.

 

One appointment slot must be booked for each person. Exceptions are made for declarations of name, birth or marriage registrations and nationality matters: here, one slot is sufficient for one family.

 

Please provide complete and correct information when booking an appointment; in particular make sure you enter a valid e-mail address.

Please note that no earlier dates than those displayed in this system are available.

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Special appointments passport/ID card application

If the German Consulate General in Edinburgh cancelled your passport/ID card appointment earlier this year, you can book a special appointment for a passport and/or ID card application here. These special slots will be available on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Please only book an appointment at the Consulate General in Edinburgh if you live in Scotland or the following counties in northern England: Cleveland and Redcar, Cumbria, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Middlesborough, Northumberland, Stockton on Tees, Tyne and Wear (Tyneside) as well as North Yorkshire without Selby and York.

Because of the ongoing pandemic please only book an appointment in an urgent matter, e.g. if your German passport expires in a few months or you need to travel urgently.  You should also make sure your trip to the Consulate General in Edinburgh is in accordance with the recent lockdown regulations before booking.

We reserve the right to cancel appointments at short notice. Should we need to cancel your appointment, you will be informed accordingly by e-mail.
Additionally, we will check regularly whether the slots are being booked by applicants entitled to a special appointment only. Bookings made by persons who do not qualify for this particular category will be deleted.

You will find information on how to apply for a German passport/ID card on our website. Please read the details provided carefully before making an appointment. On our website, you will also find the necessary application forms as well as an overview of the required documents.

Each time slot is for one person only. However, you can apply for both a passport and an ID card for one person during the appointment.

A valid e-mail address must be provided for the automatic booking confirmation.

Please note that the appointments offered on this system are the earliest ones available. Of course, you are free to book an appointment in the regular passport category.
In urgent and verifiable emergencies (death, illness of a family member), we will be able to offer emergency appointments.

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