German passport (German: Deutscher Reisepass) is issued for the purpose of international travel. The German passport is, besides the German ID card and the German Emergency Travel Document, the only other officially recognized document that German authorities will routinely accept as proof of identity from German citizens.
Besides serving as proof of identity and presumption of German nationality, they facilitate the process of securing assistance from German consular officials abroad (or other EU members in the case that a German consular facility is absent). German passport is valid for ten years (for people over the age of 24) or six years (for people under the age of 24) and shares the standardized layout and burgundy red design with other EU passports.
Every German citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. The passport, along with the national identity card, allows for free rights of movement and residence in any of the states of the European Union, European Economic Area, and Switzerland.
Importat Information About The German Passport
The German passport contains a chip on which the finger prints of the passport holder are saved. This applies to all applicants who have reached the age of 6. It is therefore mandatory that you apply for your German passport in person or through Moz Passport ID or at the appropriate German mission else you will be getting yourself a Fake Passport. All passport applications mailed directly cannot be processed.
The validity of the biometric passport is 6 years for applicants under the age of 24, otherwise 10 years.
Please ensure that The application form is completed, that you have the right passport photos (see photo examples and template), and that all the required supporting documentation is submitted. This will expedite processing.
In some cases, additional information and/or documentation may be required, especially if the old passport expired several years ago. German Passport applications requiring a name declaration cannot be processed until the appropriate declaration has been submitted.
It is therefore essential that you check whether or not you are required to submit a name declaration. For example, a name declaration is required if you have married since your last passport was issued and you changed your surname. A name declaration is also required if this is the first time you are applying for a passport for your child and you and your spouse do not share the same surname.