- Germany introduced a new process for receiving German identification cards, passports, and other work permit authorization types on November 1, 2023
The government of Germany introduced a new process for receiving German identification cards, passports, and other work permit authorization types on November 1, 2023. These changes include the following:
- Introducing automated collection machines for identification cards, passports, and resident and work permits. Previously, these documents could only be issued by an immigration official
- Applicants for the previously mentioned application types can now confirm mail receipt PINs and deactivation information via text message. Previously, this process needed to be completed in person
What are the Changes?
On November 1, 2023, the government of Germany introduced changes to modernize the administrative process for issuing ID cards, passports, residence permits, and work permits. According to the update, these changes are part of a broader effort to streamline aspects of the immigration process.
Continue to check the government of Germany’s website for the latest updates and information.
Written by: Jessie Butchley, Global Immigration Writer, Envoy Global
Source: Federal Ministry of the Interior, Germany