Applications for an adult without a name change: Once you book an appointment, we will provide detailed instructions to you via email. You must have legal status in the U.S. (valid visa, permanent residency, or dual citizenship) to apply for a passport.
Fees: $127.00. MUST BE PAID BY CASHIER CHECK OR MONEY ORDER made payable to German General Consulate.
Fees: $115.00. Administrative and processing fee may be paid by cash, check, or money order made payable to Ryan Lower. These fees are for biometric procedures, fingerprints, notarization of signatures, certification of documents, and shipping to the German Consulate.
Renew Two or More Passports of Any Age; Common Household
Passport Renewal for multiple passport applicants applying together (usually in the same household). Once you book an appointment, we will provide detailed instructions to you via email. All applicants must have legal status in the U.S. (valid visa, permanent residency, or dual citizenship).
The Kinderpass is a non-biometric passport valid only for one year, available through age 12 . It is not accepted for visa-free entry in the US. It may only be recognized in Germany.
Fees: $60.00. MUST BE PAID BY CASHIER CHECK OR MONEY ORDER made payable to German General Consulate.
Fees: $115.00. Administrative fees.
Biometric Passport- Age 13-24
Once you book an appointment, we will provide detailed instructions to you via email.
Fees: $100.00. MUST BE PAID BY CASHIER CHECK OR MONEY ORDER made payable to German General Consulate.
Fees: $115.00. Administrative fees.
If your German passport is lost or stolen, and you are returning to Germany in the next 30 days, you may obtain a Travel Permit in lieu of a Passport or a Reiseausweis als Passersatz (RAP).
To apply for a RAP, you will need to bring:
Once your German identity is verified by the German Consulate, we can issue a RAP for your return to Germany.
If a German child is born abroad, the birth may be documented in the register of births at the registrar's office ("Standesamt") in Germany. The Standesamt will issue a German birth certificate. We can notarize your application and certify the required documents, but you are responsible for submitting the application directly to your Standesamt in Germany.
You may declare a name* or name change with Germany in order to update official records. Name changes of German citizens in their US documents do not always have an immediate effect to the name used in Germany. The German name change process must therefore be completed before applying for a new or passport renewal. Existing passport holders must present the ORIGINAL NAME CHANGE APPROVAL DOCUMENT FROM STANDESAMT EINS (BERLIN) TO VALIDATE CHANGED NAME. THIS REQUIREMENT APPLIES TO LAST PASSPORT ISSUED AND TO RENEWAL PASSPORT APPLICATIONS. An otherwise-valid passport may become invalid if it holds a name that is no longer used in Germany. We can assist you with the supporting documentation and can submit the completed Name Change or Name Declaration Form through German channels. You must present all marriage** certificates and divorce decrees (if applicable) spanning your entire life, not just the most recent.
PLEASE NOTE, WE CANNOT ACCEPT PASSPORT APPLICATIONS, UNTIL THE ASSOCIATED NAME DECLARATION HAS BEEN APPROVED OR THE LAST APPROVAL DOCUMENT IS PRESENTED.
*If a German Child was born abroad (and the parents did not register the birth in Germany), and as an adult wishes to apply for a passport, a German Name Declaration must first be approved. https://www.germany.info/us-en/service/04-FamilyMatters/name-declaration-child-of-age/954436
To have your US marriage recognized in Germany, we can certify your US marriage certificate for submission to your Standesamt in Germany.
In order to obtain the certification, you can order a certified copy of your marriage certificate from the appropriate County Recorder's site and have it sent directly to our office. For example, in Las Vegas you can order it from the Clark County Recorder:
The information for the other County Recorders in Nevada is listed here:
Once we receive a copy of your marriage certificate, we will then certify it and mail it to you so that you may submit it to your Standesamt.
Some Standesämter may also require an apostille. In that case, you will need to order the apostille for your Nevada marriage from the Nevada Secretary of State:
We provide notary and document certification for a wide range of documents including real estate contracts, powers of attorney, inheritance documents, life certificates for pensioners, applications for German universities, and other legal documents.
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