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Type: Announcement, date: 12/14/2020

The second ordinance amending the passport ordinance, the ID card ordinance and the ID card fee ordinance, which was published in the Federal Law Gazette on October 22, 2020, brings some innovations from January 1, 2021.

Source: Henning Schacht

These innovations are brought about by the Second Ordinance amending the Passport Ordinance, the ID Card Ordinance and the ID Card Fee Ordinance from January 1, 2021.

No more fees for (re) setting the PIN

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Application examples for the online ID card

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Thanks to the integrated online ID card, every ID card enables the convenient use of digital services that require secure proof of identity after the owner has reached the age of 16.

To use the online ID card, you need a self-selected, six-digit PIN, a suitable NFC-enabled smartphone or card reader and suitable software, for example AusweisApp2 (Android, iOS).

The previous six euro fee for subsequently activating the online ID card and (re) setting the PIN at the ID card authority will no longer be charged from January 1, 2021.

ID card costs 37 euros

On January 1, 2021, the fees for applying for an ID card will be adjusted for the first time in over ten years. For applicants who have reached the age of 24, the fee increases to 37 euros.

The fee for an identity card whose holder is not yet 24 years old at the time of application remains unchanged at 22.80 euros.

Important to know: According to ยง 6 Paragraph 2 PAuswG, an early re-application for an ID card with a remaining validity of six months or more can only be made if a legitimate interest is presented. In principle, the fee increase alone does not justify such a legitimate interest.

You can apply for an eID card

On January 1, 2021, the eID card will be introduced for Union citizens and members of the European Economic Area in accordance with the eID card law.

Front eID card for EU citizens and EEA citizens (enlargement opens in a new window)Source: Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Building and Home AffairsFront eID card for EU citizens and EEA nationals

Like the ID card and the electronic residence permit, the new chip card includes the online ID function. Your owners can use it to identify themselves securely, easily and with a high level of trust online and to deal with authorities and business digitally.

The eID card is issued without a photo, fingerprints or signature. Citizens of the European Union and members of the European Economic Area can apply to the Citizens' Registration Office on a voluntary basis from the age of 16. The eID card is valid for ten years and is issued for a fee of 37 euros.

Information about the new eID card can be found on the identity card portal in German and English.