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Reporting the loss of your own identity card
Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
As a German citizen, you are required to have an identity card from the age of 16. You must report the loss of your identity card immediately to a citizens' registration office or to the police. If you do not do this, you are acting irregularly. When you report it to the Citizen's Advice Bureau, you can apply for a new identity card at the same time.
When you report the loss, the online ID card function is also blocked. This ensures that any attempt at misuse is detected immediately. After the blocking, it is neither possible to use the online ID function of your ID card nor to have its data read out from your smartphone (Smart-eID).
You can only have the signature function blocked by the provider of your signature certificate.
After notification, you can apply for a new identity card. If you have a valid passport, you do not need to apply for a new ID card.
Report the loss to a Citizens Advice Bureau or the police.
Who should I contact?
To the municipal, official or city administration (citizens' office, formerly: residents' registration office).
- Your identity card has been lost
Which documents are required?
You do not need to submit any documentation.
What are the fees?
You will not incur any costs as a result of the notification.
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
You must report the loss immediately.
Your message will be recorded without delay.
Detailed information on how to file an appeal can be found in the notice of your claim.
- Administrative court action
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.
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