Germany | Immigration Law to Modernize Procedures Approved

Germany’s federal cabinet has approved the draft law to update the procedures for passports, identity cards, and immigration documents. The draft law would rely on more modern technology and digital systems, and offer an improved experience for the user.

Highlights of the Proposed Law
  • If an individual with a passport, identity card, or eID changes their residence, the government authorities will be able to access the previously supplied information without a delay.
  • Citizens will be able to request their ID cards, passports, eID cards, and electronic residence permits to be sent to their personal residence, instead of being required to collect them in person at a Citizens’ Registration Office.
  • Starting January 1, 2024, parents will be able to request a normal electronic passport for their children, instead of a passport only valid for one year.