You intend to apply for a new passport for your child

Please read carefully before applying:  

Passport 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: passport appointments Islamabad


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

Steps of Passport Procedure under German Law

(according to your situation)

Standard Processing Time;

Fees (PKR in cash only)

Submitting your Passport Application and

Document verification:

If you apply for a German passport 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

30,000 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:

- 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 2 months


around 6,000 PKR


Passport Biometrics:

From age 6 on you need to give your fingerprints.

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

Passport Collection:

You need to collect your passport in person.

included in the passport fee

As long as your child has not reached the age of 12, you have the choice

- to apply for a biometrical passport (for children from the age of 6 with finger prints) or
- to apply for a child's passport.

Please note: Not all countries (e.g. the USA) accept the German child's passport.

In order to apply for such a child's passport, please submit the following documents:


additional information:

application form for minors

Passport application form for minors [pdf, 158.63k]

3 passport photos of the child

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

information on photos [pdf, 550.79k]

Edit format / template for passport photos of children [pdf, 132.37k]

present passport of your child

proof of your child's 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

proof of your child's German nationality

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

proof of your child's birth

birth certificate

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

Further documents can be requested by the Embassy, especially if there are doubts about the identity of the child.

marriage certificate of the child's parents

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

divorce certificate of previous marriages of the child's parents

- if applicable

passports of the child's parents

please provide originals and copies (see information at the right column)

birth certificates of the child's parents

please provide originals and copies (see information at the right column)

declaration of consent

In case one of the parents can not be present while applying for the child's passport, a "declaration of consent" of this absent parent is required. His/her declaration needs to be certified by a German authority.



for adults over 24 years of age

81 € / with 32 pages

103 € / with 48 pages


for children between 12 and 18 years 

and for adults up to 24 years

58.50 €/ with 32 pages

80.50 € / with 48 pages

children's passport

for children up to 12 years

26 €

travel document to return to Germany

21 €

temporary passport

39 €

update of place of residence

no charges

The fees are fixed in Euro. However, the payment needs to be done in Pakistani rupees and depends on the actual exchange rate set by the Embassy's cash office (for both the Embassy and the Consulate General).

Please note: If you are not a permanent resident in Pakistan, the German Embassy / Consulate General is actually not competent for the issuance of your passport. However, the Embassy / Consulate General can request the authorisation from the passport authority at your place of residence in Germany. In this case, there are additonal charges for the processing of your application.

Please bring along sufficient change, so that the payment procedure can be facilitated.

Child's passport

Reisehinweise für Minderjährige

Passport application by appointment only!


Passport applications can only be submitted in person.

At the Embassy in Islamabad, appointments can
only be booked online under the following link .

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

The processing time for passport applications will take about five weeks after your application is complete, a possibly required document verification has taken place and, if applicable, the use of a name subject to German law has been determined.

Important note:


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.

All copies of your application have to be:

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

Please always submit two of every required copy.


Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.