You intend to apply for a new passport or ID card

07.03.2018 - Article

Please read carefully before applying:  

Application by appointment only!

According to German law you are required to personally come to the Embassy Islamabad/ Consulate General Karachi for any step of the application process.

At the Embassy Islamabad, you need to make your appointments online.

Please click this link: Online appointments


At the Consulate General Karachi, please call (0092 21) -  3587 3782 or (0092 21) -  3582 1596.

Steps of Passport/ ID card procedure under German Law

(according to your situation)

Standard Processing Time;

Fees (PKR in cash only)

Submitting your Application and

Document verification:

If you apply for a German passport/ ID card for the first time, your Pakistani certificates and other documents will need to be verified.

passport fee

(see passport fee chart below)


at least 4 months

40,000 PKR (with Afghan certificates: 75,000 PKR)

Your name under German law:

You need to make a name declaration that will be confirmed by a German union council (“Standesamt”) if you apply for a German passport/ ID card:

- for the first time

(children: for the first German child only)


- if your name has changed (e. g. after marriage or divorce)

(In this case your Pakistani marriage or divorce certificate will need to be verified before the name declaration, see above: “Document verficiation”, at least 4 months, 30,000 PKR.)

at least 2 months


around 10,000 PKR


From age 6 on you need to give your fingerprints.

printing of passport needs 4-5 weeks from day of biometrics

Passport/ ID card collection:

You need to collect your passport/ ID card in person.

included in the passport fee

Please submit the following documents:


additional information

application form


3 passport photos

according to biometrical requirements
(see explanation in the following downloads)



your present passport/ ID card

proof of your legal stay in Pakistan

- residence permit or
- Pakistan Origin Card

notice of departure  (Abmeldebescheinigung)

issued by the German registry office at your former / last place of residence.

If you are still registered in Germany kindly provide your current registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung). In this case we will have to request the responsible German passport authority for its authorization and we will have to charge a non-jurisdiction free amounting up to 60 € (in PKR in cash).

proof of your German nationality

e.g. certificate of naturalisation (of the parents, if no own certificate of naturalisation is available), citizenship card (Staatsangehörigkeitsausweis)

birth certificate

if issued in Urdu, please provide a translation into English or German.

When ever you find the term “original(s)” on this page, the actual originals as well as copies which are certified by German authorities can be accepted. Kindly also provide two simple copies of each.

All copies of your application have to be:

- in Din A4 size
- complete
- readable
- not (!) stapled

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