Frequently asked question
I do not have a German identity card or residence permit, but I am a citizen of the European Union or the European Economic Area. How can I identify myself with AUTHADA?
Since 2021, citizens of the European Union and nationals of the European Economic Area may apply for an eID card for citizens of the Union. The application can be made at the residents’ registration office/citizens’ registration office (if resident in Germany) or at the German missions abroad designated by the Federal Foreign Office (if resident outside Germany). Like the ID card and the residence permit, the eID card for EU citizens contains an online ID function with which you can identify yourself digitally and complete administrative procedures. However, it is not a substitute for your valid foreign ID card or passport.