Legal and Consular Matters

Assistance in case of emergency

We would like to give you some tips on how to prevent emergencies, even before the start of your journey. But should the worst come to the worst - your passport disappears, your money is lost - then find out here how the Embassy can help you.

Consular services

For Germans resident abroad, the German missions abroad are the most important liaison point with Germany for all legal matters. Here we will tell you about our principal services and the procedures used.

Neuer Reisepass vorgestellt

Passports and Identity Cards

Do you need a new passport or identity card? Here you will find the application form to download (pdf file) and information on the application procedure.

Consular Services

Centre for German Legal Information

Anwaltstorso mit Code Civil

The Centre for German Legal Information offers you a comprehensive and freely accessible database on German law. It brings together legislation, translations of court decisions, articles and other law-related documents in a searchable and categorised form