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Children's passport

 There are two types of passports for minors:

1) Biometric passports: biometric passports can be issued from birth onwards and are mandatory from the age of 12. We recommend applying for a e-passport since some countries do not accept the simpler (non-biometric) children’s passport (Kinderreisepass). The biometric passport for minors is valid for 6 years and is printed at the Federal Printing Office in Berlin.

2) Children’s passports (Kinderreisepässe): Children’s passports are simpler (non-biometric) types of passports which will be issued by the Embassy within a few days after application. Children's passports have replaced the older, green version of paper travel documents (Kinderausweise) and are valid for 6 years but will not be issued beyond the child’s 12th birthday. With this passport you will not be able to enter the US without a visa.

Both types of passports can only be applied for in person (parents and child) upon appointment. Extensions of existing documents are no longer possible. Since 26 June 2012 every child needs their own German travel document. Entries in their parents’ passports are not valid anymore and will not allow them to travel. You can keep your existing passport during processing time, if you need to travel and the passport is still valid.

Important for FIRST TIME APPLICATIONS: Sometimes it is necessary to do a name declaration before you can apply for the first passport for your child. The Embassy can advise you accordingly.

The following is required for an application:

(Please provide the original and one photocopy per document)

  • Application form
  • Signatures are required as follows:
    - Children born to married parents: both parents
    - Children born out of marriage, if both parents have custody: both parents
    - Children of separated parents: the parent who has custody. Please provide the court custody order.
    - Children for whom a guardian has been appointed: the guardian.
  • If one parent cannot be present, the application can still proceed with just one parent attending, provided the signature of the absent parent has been certified on the 2nd page of the passport or on the consent form.
  • Child’s current passport/ID card, if applicable
  • Child’s birth certificate - if in another language, please also provide a translation into German or English.
  • Valid passports/ identity cards of both parents.
  • Marriage certificate/extract of family book if applicable (if in another language, please provide a German or English translation of the certificate)
  • Acknowledgement of paternity if applicable.
  • If applicable: child’s German naturalisation certificate or parent’s naturalisation certificate
  • If the child or one of the parents has made a name declaration, please bring the confirmation of name declaration.
  • Most recent German local authority de-registration form (‘Abmeldebestätigung’) – only if the last place of residence was in Germany or if a German place of residence is shown in the passport. Not applicable if the child was born abroad.)

Fees (all fees have to be paid in TZS to the daily exchange rate of the Embassy)

  • 26,00 € (Children’s passport)
  • 58,50 € (e-passport for younger than 24)
  • 13,00 € (Additional fee, if the child is still registered in Germany)


German passport and ID

German passports and ID-Cards can be issued to German citizens. Questions regarding your (possible) German citizenship can be answered by the Embassy. Please get in touch via email.

Passport applicants are required to apply in person since fingerprints are obligatory. You will have to bring the application form as well as relevant documents after making an appointment. Where minors are concerned, the child and both the parents or the guardian of the applicant must be present at the appointment. 

 It is no longer possible to extend existing passports or ID cards. Biometric passports/ID cards are printed at the Federal Printing Office in Berlin.

Processing time is therefore approximately 6 weeks. Please apply for a new passport on time.

You can keep your existing passport/ID card during processing time, if you need to travel and the passport or ID-card is still valid

Biometric passports/ID cards issued to applicants under 24 are valid for 6 years; for applicants over 24 the validity is 10 years.

If your passport is still valid, but does not have free pages left, you can apply for an extended passport with 48 pages instead of 32.

Please note that your application can only be accepted if the documents below are complete. If the documentation is incomplete you might have to make a new appointment.

The following is required for an application (Please provide the original and one photocopy per document)

  • Application form 
    Passport application FormPDF / 113 KB
  • Current Passport and/or identity card
  • Birth certificate (if in another language, please also provide a translation into German or English) 
  • Marriage certificate/extract of German family book, if applicable (if in another language, please provide a German or English translation of the certificate) 
  • Confirmation of name declaration, if applicable (see below for more information) 
  • German naturalisation certificate, if applicable
  • De-registration form (‘Abmeldebestätigung’) from your last local authority (only applicable if the last place of residence was in Germany or if a German place of residence is still shown in the passport) 
  • Tanzanian Residence title 
  • Two recent, identical, biometric passport photos with a bright background. 
  •  Fingerprints for biometric passports, to be taken at the time of application

PASSPORT FEES

Applicants age +24 Years

under 24 years

Basic Fee

81,00 €

58,50 €

Additional fee for passport with 48 pages

22,00 €

22,00 €

Additional fee if you have residence outside our jurisdiction
(e.g. in Germany)

59,50 €

37,50 €

Additional fee for express passport

32,00 €

32,00 €

Pick up

You can pick up your passport from the German Embassy in Daressalam during our pick up hours without an appointment:

Mon – Thurs: 1 pm – 2 pm

If somebody picks up the passport for you, please note that he/she will need a written consent from you as well as your old passport.

Temporary passport

Since the production of an e-passports can take up to several weeks, in case of proven emergencies the German Embassy can issue a temporary passport in addition to the biometric passport. A temporary passport is valid up to 1 year and will be invalidated upon receipt of the biometric passport.

Generally, passport applicants are required to apply in person and by appointment. 

 PLEASE NOTE: some countries do not accept the temporary passport as valid travel document (e.g. no visa free entry to the USA). We therefore recommend you to check with the airline resp. with the country of destination before you apply.

The following is required for an application:

(Please provide the original and one photocopy per document)

  • Application form (available for download on our website, completed in capital letters) 
  • Current Passport and/or identity card
  • Birth certificate (if in another language, please provide a translation into German or English) 
  • Marriage certificate/extract of german family book, if applicable (if in another language, please also provide a translation into German or English) 
  • Confirmation of name change, if applicable 
  • German naturalisation certificate, if applicable
  • De-registration form (‘Abmeldebestätigung’) from last local authority (only applicable if the last place of residence was in Germany or if a German place of residence is shown in the passport). 
  • Tanzanian residence title or visa
  • Two recent, identical, biometric passport photos with a bright Background.

Please note that your application can only be accepted if the above documents are complete. If the documentation is incomplete you might have to make a new appointment.