Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Toronto

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German passport or German ID-card application

If you require any of the following services, please book an appointment here:


- biometric passport

- children's passport

- identification card 

- eID (PIN) identification card change or activating of eID please book your appointment only on a Tuesday!


Other consular services (not: passport, visa)

If you require any of the following services, please book an appointment here:

- birth registration, name declaration, registration of marriage (please book 2 subsequent appointment slots!)
- application for naturalisation (please book 2 subsequent appointment slots!)
- authentication of signature (z.B. power-of-attorney, renouncement of inheritance)

- filing for translation of German driver's licence and legalizations
- pick-up of naturalization certificates and certificates of retention of German nationality
- border crossing certificate

- corpse/ urn transport permits

It is NOT possible to book visa and passport appointments under this category.




Information about the visa process can be found on our website:

Please read the information provided thoroughly before you book an appointment. 

You will assist us to better manage our bookings if you check whether you need a visa prior to entering Germany and, case given, you may benefit from an exemption of applying for your visa in person if you fulfill one of the following requirements:

1)      For short stays of up to 90 days (“Schengen visa”)

Please be aware that there are two different appointment categories for short stay applications ("Schengen visa"). Please book your appointment accordingly in order to avoid possible cancellation of your booking:

- Category: "Schengen visa for tourism - short stay (up to 90 days)" → for tourism purposes only with main destination Austria or Germany.

- Category: "Schengen Visa - Short Stay (up to 90 days)" → Business Visa, Visiting Family/Friends, Transit, Medical Visa

A booking in the wrong category will result in cancellation of the appoinment! 


If you can submit credible information that your fingerprints were taken during a previous application for a Schengen visa within the last 59 months, either at the visa section of a German mission or at the visa section of another Schengen State, you may be exempted from applying in person if your finger prints can be retrieved in the system. In this case, you may send in your application by post, if your intended travel purpose is NOT for a tourism.

Please take note that the visa section reserves the right to invite you to an interview at the visa section and also request additional information.

Please be aware of submitting in your application on time taking into account that an submission of less than 15 days before the date of the planned trip results in rejection of your submission - this is a legal requirement under the Visa Code, which applicants must comply with!  Please also be aware of the additional delivery time for Canada Post!


2)      For long stay visas (“national visas”) of more than 90 days:

a)      Persons with the citizenship of Australia, Israel, Japan, Canada, The Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in terms of sec. 1 para 2 no. 6 of the Freedom of Movement Law/ EU may enter the Federal Republic of Germany and reside there visa free even for stays exceeding 90 days. The necessary residence permit may be applied for within 90 days of entering Germany. Exceptions apply in case the person entering Germany intends to take up employment immediately after entering Germany or wishes to apply for an ICT card.

In particular if you are a Canadian or citizen of one of the countries mentioned above and intend to move to Germany for family reunion, it is encouraged to make use of the privilege to enter Germany visa free and to apply for your residence permit at your place of residence.  Please read as well our information regarding legalization of Canadian documents for use in Germany on our website.

If you want to book an appointment, you will need the following details:

-          personal data (including passport number)

-          a valid email address that remains active up until and including the day of the appointment and which you personally can access

-          case given, number of your last Schengen visa issued within the past 59 months

1. Please enter all information exactly as shown in your passport and use the Latin alphabet.

2. Please schedule a separate appointment for each applicant.

3. You may book an appointment for only one reason for travel.

If you are not able to attend your appointment, please cancel it to allow other customers to submit their application. A cancellation link will be provided in your booking confirmation. Once you cancelled your appointment, you will be able to book a new one.

If you don´t show up to your appointment, you are not able to book an appointment within the next 12 weeks. Exceptions will not be made!