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German Passport In Canada


If you need a German passport in Canada, Immigroup can help ensure that you obtain it from Canada with ease. We are a private consulting firm that will handle all of the work necessary for German passport renewal or to claim German citizenship through a first German passport. Don’t allow your passport application to be delayed or refused. Download our application kit and get started today!

Using the Government Directly

To apply for a German Passport in Canada, see the German Embassy's website.

What we do for you:
If you purchase our service,

  • We review every part of your application to ensure it is complete, accurate and mistake-free;
  • We complete the application for you if you require it;
  • We advise you of any additional steps you need to take and of any additional documentation you must provide;
  • We advise you of any problems you may encounter from filing the application;
  • We verify all supporting documentation prior to submission;
  • We give you unlimited business-hours phone support from 8am-6pm EST;
  • We respond to most questions within 1 business day;
  • We prepare you for the interview.
Adults wishing to renew a German passport should download the German passport application forms here:   If you wish to renew your Child’s passport download the German passport application forms here:
   
  German Passport Renewal Kit
FOR 18 YEARS OR OLDER
 
Download Package
   
 
   
  German Passport Renewal Kit
FOR 17 YEARS OR YOUNGER
 
Download Package
   
     
If you have never had a German Passport but qualify for German citizenship download the application forms here:     Download First German Passport Kit for applicants born outside of Germany to a German Father before 1975:
   
  First German Passport Kit
FOR 18 YEARS OR OLDER AND BORN SINCE JANUARY 1, 1975
 
Download Package
   
 
   
  First German Passport Kit
FOR THOSE BORN BEFORE 1975
 
Download Package
   
     
If you are a German citizen and wish to get a first German passport for your Canadian born child download the application forms here: For 17 Years or Younger    
   
  First German Passport Kit
FOR 17 YEARS OR YOUNGER
 
Download Package
   
   

Using the Government Directly

To apply for a German Passport in Canada, see the German Embassy's website.

 

What we do for you:
If you purchase our service,

  • We review every part of your application to ensure it is complete, accurate and mistake-free;
  • We complete the application for you if you require it;
  • We advise you of any additional steps you need to take and of any additional documentation you must provide;
  • We advise you of any problems you may encounter from filing the application;
  • We verify all supporting documentation prior to submission;
  • We give you unlimited business-hours phone support from 8am-6pm EST;
  • We respond to most questions within 1 business day;
  • We prepare you for the interview.

 

Quick Index
Are you a German Citizen?
Claiming German Citizenship by Descent
German First or Renewal Passport Application in Canada
Frequently asked Questions

 

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How to get German Citizenship by Descent

The following guidelines explain the criteria needed to obtain dual German Canadian citizenship on the basis of descent.

Descent from the father:

You were born to a father who was a German citizen at the time of your birth AND your father was legally married to your mother. If you your parents were not legally married at the time of your birth you may still be entitled to a German passport. Please contact our passport agents for an in depth assessment of your case.

Descent from the mother:

You were born before January 1, 1975 to a mother who was a German citizen at the time of your birth. If you were born before January 1, 1975 to a German mother you may still be eligible for a passport.

Descent from a Grandparent:

If one of your grandparents was a German citizen at the time of your parent’s birth, you may still be eligible for a passport.

German Passport Application from Canada

Immigroup can get you a first German passport within 8-14 weeks if you qualify for German citizenship on the basis of descent or if you had a German passport before and wish to renew it. All you have to do is send us your completed application form along with the supporting documentation and proceed to the nearest German Consulate or German Embassy after we have processed your request and made your appointment. The application for a German passport in Canada is a 4 step process.

STEP 1

A. Fill out the Application Form

Download and complete the appropriate application kit including the Immigroup order form.

NOTE: If you are not sure how to complete a particular section of the application form please leave it blank. We will call you back once you have faxed your forms to us.

B. Supporting Documents
 

  1. Fax the following to us

    * Your long form birth certificate
    * Your German parent’s passport’s identity page
    * Your German parent’s Permanent Resident card or their Certificate of Canadian Citizenship if they
       have become a citizen since you were born
    * Your non-German parent’s passport
    * Your driver’s license or the identity page of your Canadian passport

  2. For Renewal Applications only:

    Fax us:

    * The identity page of your German passport
    * Your German birth certificate or your Canadian long form birth certificate
    * Your valid PR card (if you do not have a copy of a processed application for a Search of Citizenship is needed)
    * Your proof of Deregistration if the address on your German passport is a German one

C. German Passport Photos

See your local photographer and ask for 2 biometrically compatible German passport photos.

Note: Photos must meet the specifications outlined by the application and must be taken with the last 6 months

D. Original Documents

Submit the following original documents to us. We will return them to you to take with you to the German Consulate or the German Embassy when you go for fingerprinting:

  1. Your long form birth certificate, your German parent’s passport, your German parent’s Permanent Resident card their Certificate of Canadian Citizenship (or a certified copy NOTE: certified copies are acceptable for the Certificate of Canadian Citizenship only), your non-German parent’s passport, your Driver’s License or Canadian passport
  2. For Renewal Applications only: your German birth certificate or Canadian long form birth certificate, your old passport (Proof of Deregistration from Germany if the address on your passport is your last German address), your valid PR card (or your Canadian passport if you are a dual citizen), your Driver’s license. If you have lost your German birth certificate, you will need to get a replacement. Immigroup maybe abele to get a German birth certificate 

Click here to get a German Birth Certificate If you are missing a document Immigroup might be able to help you obtain it. Please inform us of any missing documents when you are contacted by one of our representatives. If you do have all the above documents please make a copy and fax them along with your application for us to review.

E. Other Requests

Adding a surname to your valid passport?

Your previous passport is lost or stolen?

You want to apply for a German passport on the basis of descent from a grandparent?

Ask our specialists when we call you back after you have faxed your application to us.

STEP 2

Submit your application form. Fax all your completed German passport forms to our head office including your order form and copies of . One of our agents will contact you once we have received and reviewed your German passport application. Fax your package to 416-640-2650 or scan and email us your package at info@immigroup.com. A passport agent will contact you within 24 hours once we have reviewed your application and will answer any questions you may have. Courier your original documents to us once you have faxed the forms

Courier Instructions:

Immigroup
2558 Danforth Avenue, Suite 202
Toronto, ON M4C 1L3

Please use one of the following recommended courier companies:

Purolator: 1-888-744-7123
FedEX: 1-800-463-3339
DHL: 1-800-225-5345

STEP 3

An appointment will be made for you at the nearest German Consulate or German Embassy and your original documents returned to you. Once the appointment has been made, you must proceed to the German Diplomatic Mission, with all your original documents, in order to be fingerprinted.

NOTE: If you wish, an appointment may be possible with a German Honorary Consul closer to your location, but this depends on where you are from and when you can travel.

STEP 4

Receive your German passport.

Passport Fees

We offer two services for filing a German passport in Canada.

Regular Passport Filing

We will check your application to ensure that you have all of the correct supporting documentation then make your appointment with the relevant authorities within Canada. The fee for this service is $199. You will receive your new German passport within 1-3 months

Express Passport Filing

If you need a first German passport on an urgent basis we can ensure that you will receive usually it within 4-6 weeks (provided there is proof of urgency). The fee for this service is $299. We will check your application to ensure that you have all the correct supporting documents then make your appointment with the relevant authorities within in Canada. You will receive your new German passport within 2-6 weeks.

How Much does it cost?

Applications cost approximately of $105CDN for people 24 years of age and under and $140CDN for those over 24 years of age and over. Express applications cost around $155 for those under 24 years of age and $190 for those 24 and over. German passport fees are in Euros and so vary with exchange rates.

German Passport FAQ’s

1. For how long is my German Passport valid for?

It is good for 10 years unless you are 24 years old or younger and then it is good for 6 years.

2. How large must the German passport picture be?

It must be no larger than 3.5 cm wide by 4.5 cm tall. The pictures must be biometrically compatible.

3. What does “biometrically compatible” mean?

A biometrically compatible picture is a picture of the whole head with enough detail to record the irises. There are a number of specific requirements: your face must meet the camera straight on and your head cannot be tilted in any way; there must be sufficient contrast; there can be no shadows on the face; the head must be straight; you cannot smile; hair, headgear or glasses cannot obstruct the face (if glasses are worn they must be prescription and the picture cannot have glare; if headgear must be worn for religious reasons it must be sufficiently pulled back so that the whole face is visible); the photo must be recent and in brand new condition.

4. How long will it take to get my German passport?

This depends on how you apply. Regular filing will take about 12-14 weeks AFTER you have been fingerprinted. Express filing can take as little as 4 weeks.

5. Why do I have to get fingerprinted to get a German passport?

This is a European Union regulation reflected in German law and all member states of the EU require their citizens to get fingerprinted. Since 2007, these fingerprints are contained in chips in the passport.

6. If I have a passport older than 2007 which has not expired, do I need to replace it with a chip passport?

No, it is good until it expires.

7. How much does it cost?

Applications cost approximately of $105CDN for people 24 years of age and under and $140CDN for those over 24 years of age and over. Express applications cost around $155 for those under 24 years of age and $190 for those 24 and over. German passport fees are in Euros and so vary with exchange rates.

8. Do I have to present additional documents?

Yes. All applicants must provide proof of German citizenship by birth (German passport, German birth certificate, German parent’s passport) and German citizens born in Canada must also include proof of Canadian citizenship (long form birth certificate, Canadian passport or Driver’s License). German born applicants (or the German parents of Canadian applicants) must also provide proof of Canadian residency (Permanent Resident Card). If you are a married woman applying under your married name, please provide your long form marriage certificate. Applicants seeking to obtain a German passport through their parents must also provide their non-German parent’s passport. Those born in Germany whose last passport still shows their last German address must provide proof of Deregistration.

9. What if I lost my German passport or my German birth certificate?

What if my German parent has lost their German passport? You will have to apply for a Staatsangehörigkeitsausweis (Certification of Citizenship) from the Bundesverwaltungsamt (Federal Administration Office) in Cologne, Germany. We offer a paid service by clicking here. 

10. What if I don’t have a long form Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate?

If you do not have one you can apply for one. You can apply for one with your provincial government or call us for assistance.

11. What if I have lost my Permanent Residency card?

What if my German parent has lost their Citizenship Card? If you have lost it, you need to get it replaced. You have a few choices, one, contacting the government directly, and two using us to help you get your document.

Click here for Permanent Residency Card replacement with Immigroup

Click here for Canadian Citizenship Card replacement with Immigroup

Contact Citizenship and Immigration Canada directly at 1-888-242-2100

12. What is Deregistration?

What if I don’t have proof of Deregistration? When leaving Germany, you were supposed to deregister your address with a local authority. If you didn’t do this, you can still do it at your local German mission for a fee.

13. What if I am a naturalized German citizen living in Canada?

Can I still renew my passport? Yes you can but you need your Confirmation of Registration in order to do so. If you do not have your Confirmation of Registration you need to apply for a Staatsangehörigkeitsausweis (Certification of Citizenship) from the Bundesverwaltungsamt (Federal Administration Office). We offer a paid service by clicking here.

14. What if I need my passport urgently?

The fastest possible delivery time for a German passport is 4 weeks. Immigroup can assist you need further assistance with an express German passport. When using us re requests an urgent German passport simply attach the proof or urgency.

Strong Urgent Precession You may send us proof of

• Moving to Europe
• Medical treatment in Europe
• Buying or selling in Europe (example: Buying a home in Germany)

15. Can I mail my Passport application to the German Embassy or a German Consulate?

No. You must make an appointment to be fingerprinted and to submit your original documentation to the passport office.

16. If I am a German citizen, do I need a German passport to enter Germany?

If you are a dual German and Canadian citizen, you can use your Canadian passport (unless you would like to stay longer than 90 days and then you should have a German passport). If you just a German citizen and Canadian Permanent Resident, you need a German passport.

 


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