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Accepted identity documents

You can use any valid German identity card or passport. In addition, almost all international identity documents (mainly passports) are recognised. 

Identification is also possible with German transitional documents, such as a temporary passport or identity card.  You cannot identify yourself with temporary documents that were not issued in Germany, as these are not accepted by WebID. 

Please note that paper IDs (e.g. often older Italian documents) are not recognised by WebID. 


The following documents can be checked in the identification process (as of 23.08.2021):

Identity Cards Europe

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy (no old paper IDs), Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Macedonia, Netherlands, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

European Passports

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy (no old paper IDs), Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Moldova, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom.

Identity Card Non-European Countries/strong>

Dubai/UAE, Pakistan, San Marino, South Africa

Passports non-European countries

Egypt, Ethiopia, Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Djibouti, Dubai/VA Emirates, Ecuador, El Salvador, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Japan, Yemen, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia, Congo (DR), Comoros, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Lebanon, Libya, Macau, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Russia, Solomon Islands, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe. Kitts and Nevis, Sri Lanka, Sudan, South Africa, South Korea, South Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Uruguay, USA, Uzbekistan, Vatican City (State), Venezuela, Vietnam, Belarus

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