Passport for adults (renewal)

Full of colours: A German passport of the latest design under black light.

Full of colours: A German passport  of the latest design under black light., © dpa

01.04.2021 - Article

Your German passport expired during the last 15 years or soon will expire? Here we inform you how to apply for a new passport.

First-time application or renewal?

If your last German passport expired more than 15 years ago, please refer to the first-time application: First-time passport application for adults

Who is eligible for a German passport?

Only German citizens can apply for a passport. If you are not sure whether you are a German citizen, this question needs to be answered first.

Information on German citizenship can be found here: German citizenship

Place of residence still in Germany?

If you still have your place of residence in Germany, please apply for your passport there. The German Embassy Windhoek is not responsible for such cases and can only render support in exceptional circumstances.

Should there be exceptional circumstances (such as a loss of passport during travel) that means that you cannot apply for a new passport in Germany, the German Embassy in Windhoek will be able to render support.

In addition to the passport fees, you will need to pay a non-responsibility recovery fee (Unzuständigkeitszuschlag) as well as other necessary fees such as telephone costs. The processing time will take longer, since the Embassy will need to receive an authorization from the responsible authority in Germany.

Application documents

Applications for passports must be handed in personally at the German Embassy Windhoek and only after booking an appointment through the following link: Online Appointment System

The online appointment system works optimal on the browsers Internet Explorer and Firefox. If you cannot access the page properly, please read our information on trouble shooting here: How to book an appointment with the Consular Section 

All documents must be presented as an original and as a copy. Copies certified by German or Namibian authorities can replace the original.

Documents in other languages than in English or French must be handed in with a translation into German or English.

Please bring the following documents personally to your appointment:

1. Completed and signed application for a passport
Application form for adults PDF / 614 KB
3. One biometric passport photo. Please note that photos that deviate from the pattern panel for passport photos cannot be accepted.
Photo template for passport photos PDF / 550 KB
4. Last German passport (if available; if the last passport is lost or was stolen, please provide the police report)
5. Birth Certificate
10. If you were naturalized in Germany: German naturalization certificate or „Registrierschein“
11. If you were naturalized in Namibia: Namibian certificate of naturalization and official permission to retain German citizenship (Beibehaltungsgenehmigung)
12. If you are not Namibian citizen: current residence permit
13. If you are also a Namibian citizen: Namibian identity document
14. Marriage certificate (if you are or were married)
15. If applicable: divorce documents
16. If applicable: certificate of name issued by a German civil registry 
17. If the address in your last passport is still a German residence: Proof of deregistration from Germany („Abmeldebescheinigung“)
18. If you wish your academic title to be registered: certificate of the degree


The fees for the passports need to be paid at the application in Namibian Dollar. The below mentioned fees will be converted into Namibian Dollar according to the exchange rate of the Embassy on that day. Payment can be done with cash or credit cards (Visa or MasterCard).

Passports for applicants above 24 years (32 pages) 81,00 Euro
Passports for applicants above 24 years (48 pages) 103,00 Euro
Passports for applicants below 24 years (32 pages) 58,50 Euro
Passports for applicants below 24 years (48 pages) 80,50 Euro
If applicable: non-responsibility recovery fees (passport validity 10 years) 60,00 Euro
If applicable: non-responsibility recovery fees (passport validity 6 years) 37,50 Euro

Processing time and Validity

German passports are produced by the Federal Printing Office in Berlin. Please expect a processing time of 10 - 12 weeks for your application. For an additional fee of 32,00 Euro you can apply for a regular passport also in the express procedure. Processing time then takes approx. 3 weeks.

Passports for applicants below 24 years are valid for 6 years.

Passports for applicants above 24 years are valid for 10 years.

At a glance: downloads and links

For all consular services at the passport section of the German Embassy Windhoek you have to arrange an appointment well in advance. Please find the link to the online appointment system here:

Online Appointment System

The appointment system has been developed for use at a PC with browers Firefox or Internet Explorer. With other browsers or devices, performance can be limited. If you cannot access the page properly, please read our information on trouble shooting here: How to book an appointment with the Consular Section

For all questions you do not find an answer for on this website, please contact the Consular Section directly:

Contact the German Embassy Windhoek

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