ID card applications can only be submitted in person at the embassy or consulate general responsible for your home country during opening hours after prior online appointment. The ID cards are printed at the Bundesdruckerei in Berlin. Please allow a maximum processing time of 4-6 weeks. If a name declaration is required (see information below), the processing time may change significantly.
The German identity card is valid for 6 years for applicants under the age of 24, otherwise 10 years for older applicants. From the age of 16, the German identity card can be applied for independently and without the consent of the legal guardian.
The Austrian identity card is issued to Austrian citizens. Austrian identity cards and passports may (but not always) contain a trilingual (in German, English and French) explanation of the German umlauts and ß