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19.08.2022 - Artikkel

Information on how to apply for a German passport as an adult over 18 years of age.

German citizens with residence in Norway may apply for a passport at the German Embassy in Oslo. Applications for passports can only be submitted in person at the Embassy during opening hours after scheduling an appointment. During the appointment, your fingerprints will be taken. Please bear in mind that due to privacy protection, the German Embassy can only save the fingerprints for a brief period of time and will then delete them.

The passports are printed at the Federal Printing Office in Berlin. Please expect a processing time of about 6 to 8 weeks. If a name declaration is required, processing time can change considerably. 

Required Documents

The following documents are required for the application

  • completed application form (see "Downloads")
  • 1 recent biometric passport photos (not older than 6 months, see Passfoto-Schablone in "Downloads" for requirements). Please note: There is no photo booth available at the embassy.
  • your birth certificate
  • if married, divorced or widowed: marriage certificate, if applicable divorce decree or death certificate of the spouse
  • previous passport (data page with photo)
  • the Register Printout [norw. Utskrift av registrerte opplysninger] from the Norwegian National Registry.
    Order the Printout by following this link.
  • a deregistration certificate of your last place of residence in Germany („Abmeldebescheinigung”)
  • if the last name in your previous passport is not the same as the name you currently use, please provide additional proof regarding your name usage. A name declaration might have to be done. Please refer to our German pages for more information on name declaration, as these pages are not yet available in English.
  • if applicable, your German doctoral certificate, if you would like to have your doctoral degree entered in your passport
  • if applicable, a retention permit to retain German Citizenship and proof of acquisition of Norwegian citizenship
  • Passport fee, paid with Visa / Mastercard

Your appointment at the embassy

We would like to point out that your passport application cannot be processed unless the aforementioned documentation is complete. If you do not bring all of the required forms and supporting documentation, you may be required to reschedule your appointment and there will be a delay in processing your application. In some cases, additional documents (i.e. decree of divorce, adoption papers, naturalization certificate) might be required.

We kindly ask you to book your appointment only when the aforementioned documents are complete, thereby assisting us in reducing waiting time.

Even if you received your last passport from the German Embassy in Oslo , we ask you to submit the aforementioned documentation once more. In particular, please also bring birth certificates, name declarations and marriage certificates. Your application cannot be processed without the required documents.

Validity and processing time

The processing time for the passport application is ca. 6 - 8 weeks. This estimate will be prolonged if you need to submit a name declaration together with the passport application. In that case, the passport can only be issued after a certificate about the validity of name declaration is submitted to the Embassy by the responsible German civil registration office. The validity of the German passport is 6 years for applicants under the age of 24, otherwise it is 10 years.

Additional information

The new passport can be sent to you by registered mail (rekommandert post) if you do not wish to pick it up in person when it arrives at the Embassy. If this is the case, we ask that you bring an envelope prepared with 220 NOK in stamps and your home address. The envelope should not be larger than DIN B5 (17,6 x 25 cm, max. 2 cm thin)

Information on registered mail from Posten Norge.

This information refers to the majority of the cases occurring here. Due to the complexity of the German passport and German ID law and the diversity of possible scenarios, differences may occur in each application, and additional documentation could be required as needed.

In proven cases of emergency, a temporary passport can be issued in conjunction with a simultaneous normal passport application. Please send us all required documents together with a proof of emergency (i.e. booking confirmation, doctor's note) in advance by e-mail to The temporary passport can only be issued if the passport application is deemed to be complete. As soon as we can see that all required documents are prepared, we will do our best to accommodate you at the shortest possible convenience.

PLEASE NOTE: some countries do not accept the temporary passport as valid travel document. We therefore recommend you to check the travel-and-safety information for the country you are traveling to.

If you need documents or printouts from Germany, please refer directly to the public office in question. The public offices at your last place of residence in Germany will be responsible. Most public offices will allow you to order the documents from their website to be sent per mail to your address in Norway. The Embassy cannot order documents for you.

In order to apply for Norwegian documents and printouts, please use the following link to the Norwegian public offices:

If you ever lived in Germany, we will need your deregistration / Abmeldebescheinigung. This applies even if you haven't lived in Germany for a considerable amount of time. The deregistration can be ordered from the public office from your last place of residence in Germany.

You won't need to profess a deregistration / Abmeldebestätigung if you have never been registered in Germany.

Please note that all documents which are not written in German, English or Norwegian will need to be accompanied by a translation from an authorized translator. Documents issued outside of Norway or another CIEC member state need to be accompanied by an Apostille / Certification. Please refer to our German pages for more information on the Apostille, as this page is not yet available in English.


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