You intend to apply for a new passport or ID card

20.10.2023 - Article

Please read carefully before applying:

In Pakistan, the Consulate General in Karachi accepts passport applications for the inhabitants of the Sindh and Balochistan provinces. The Embassy in Islamabad is in charge for all other provinces and areas in Pakistan. As a matter of principle, passports need to be applied for in person and in writing. (According to German law you are required to personally come to the Embassy Islamabad/ Consulate General Karachi for each step of the application process)

Application by appointment only!

At the Embassy of Islamabad, you need to make Online appointment

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.

at least 4 months

50,000 PKR

passport fee (Chart)

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:
1. for the first time
2. for the first German child only

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

(In the last case your Pakistani marriage or divorce certificate will need to be verified before the name declaration, see above: “Document verficiation”, at least 4 months, 50,000 PKR

at least 2 months

approximately 35,000 - 40,000 PKR

after receiving the name confirmation from Germany (Standesamt) the process of passport biometric will start

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.

Please submit the following documents:


additional information

Application form

Passantrag adult

3 passport photos

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


Current Passport/ ID card

Pakistani visa or POC

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, a request will be forwarded to the responsible German passport authority for its authorization and a non-jurisdiction fee amounting up to 60 € (in PKR in cash) will be charged.

Proof of your German nationality

  • Certificate of Naturalisation of Applicant
  • Certificate of Naturalisation of the parents, if applicant's certificate of naturalisation is not available.
  • Citizenship card (Staatsangehörigkeitsausweis)

Birth certificate

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

Kindly provide two sets of photocopies of all documents.

Please bring all the Original documents. Here “original(s)” means, the actual originals or copies, certified by German authorities. (only Certified copies from German Authorities will be accepted, in case of any missing Original)

All copies of your application have to be:

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

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