# Identity documents
How can I get a new national identity card? How and where can I use the online identification function? Where can I apply for changes? This section provides information and contact details for government services related to identity documents such as national identity cards, passports and driving licences.To Services
Information about Rights & Duties
Have you lost your identity card? Then you must report this. In addition, you must apply for a new identity card if you are over 16 years old and do not have any other valid passport document.
You may apply for a new social security card if you have lost your card, damaged it, or if it is no longer readable.
If your severely disabled ID card expires or you have lost it, you can apply for a new one.
If you have been determined to have a degree of disability of at least 50, you can apply for the issuance of a severely disabled person's card.
If you want to use the online ID card function as a providing organization in your own application, you need an authorization certificate.
In many countries outside the European Union (EU) you need a passport when entering the country. With German citizenship, you can apply for a German passport.
An exemption from the ID card requirement is possible for persons who are in need of severe care or who cannot leave the house for health reasons.