I see... well, the whole thing was a real pain in the ass. They asked me to be there at 8.30 because if they sent the documents to Germany early, I could be lucky they'd send it back the same day and the embassy would have been able to give me the passport right away, so I wouldn't have had to return to Màlaga to get it. That was the idea anyways. After getting up at 4am to be there in time and waiting until about 10am to even get any attention, she sent the documents to the office in Hildesheim and then just told me "well, now you just gotta go downstairs, find a phonebooth and call in Hildesheim to ask them very nicely, to take care of your documents right away". Me-> So I did that (with another few nice incidents included). In the end it came up to me doing that (searching for the phonebooth, calling in Germany and running back to the embassy) 4 times, because she made some mistakes with the numbers. FINALLY I only had to call one more office, the one in my hometown, to hold the passport in my hands. So I went to call and they told me "oh sorry, we got an internal problem today, so we're out of order until tomorrow morning"... So after 3 hours of running around for all this bullshit, it was all over.. 10 hours later I was back home with no passport and feeling like dying edit: First thing at home a friend told me "hey, you're home early"