Children's passport; notification of loss and recovery

If the German children's passport is untraceable or lost, you must report the loss. If you find the document again later, you must also report this.

Description

If your child's passport is lost, you as the child's legal representative are obliged to notify the passport office of your (local) municipality immediately. An identity check is required there.

The passport authority must also be notified if the child is found again. Since a new document is usually issued, this is essential, also to prevent problems when using these identity documents.

If a criminal offense is involved, contact the local police station (see "Reporting a crime to the police; filing a complaint" under "Related topics").

Special notes

Failure to report to the passport office, or failure to do so in a timely manner, constitutes a misdemeanor punishable by a fine.

Legal bases

Status: 16.09.2022

Responsible for editing: Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration

Contains machine translated content. Show the original content

  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
Bild zur Leistungsbeschreibung

Responsible for you

If you select a location under "Localization" the contact details of the responsible authority and, if applicable, locally valid information will be displayed.