Emergency travel documents



General information

You have lost your passport or it has been stolen and you urgently need to return to Germany.

If you want to return to Germany immediately, you can apply for an “emergency travel document” (RAP). If you can present certified photocopies of your lost identity documents, it can be issued on the same day. Without proof of your identity, the responsible German Citizens' Registration Office must be called in to verify your identity. If your ID is lost or stolen, you must submit a report of the loss to the police.

Please note that in most cases proof of identity from Germany must be requested. In order to reach the relevant authorities, we strongly advise you to contact us as early as possible!

Please note that in order to issue a travel document to a minor applicant, both parents must give their consent. If only one parent has custody, additional proof is required (e.g. custody order, death certificate of the other parent).

For the issuance of a new biometric passport or child passport after loss, the general regulations for issuing adults or minors apply.

Validity of the emergency travel document

An emergency travel document is valid for a maximum of four weeks after it is issued and only allows you to enter Germany. The ID card cannot be used for onward travel to other countries. However, it can be used for transit through other countries.

Documents required for application

Please note for your appointment: You must bring the original documents and a copy with you

  1. Application form
  2. Current German ID document as a copy
  3. Identification documents of legal guardians (if applicable)
  4. Passport loss report from the local police authority
  5. 2 recent biometric passport photos


Emergency travel document52,00 Euro

The fees are to be paid on the day of application in GHS at the current exchange rate of the embassy. They cannot be paid in EUR.

How to book an appointment?

As soon as you have compiled all the documents, you can book an appointment via our central appointment system.

Please note that a separate appointment must be booked for each passport applicant, including children.

In particularly urgent cases, please come to the Embassy during our opening hours from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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