“Personalausweis” - ID Card
Application for German ID Card - Personalausweis.
Are you interested in applying for a German ID Card?
Germans living abroad are not obligated to carry a valid Personalausweis/ID Card.
However, having a Personalausweis is useful if you often stay in Germany or need to use the online ID functions. Information on how to apply for a Personalausweis can be found on our German language website.