I've noticed that there are a fair amount of Germans here. I just applied for my first German passport at the consulate in Vancouver and they told me that it takes around 8-10 weeks to arrive, which seems a bit excessive. For those of you who are Germans living outside of Germany, how long did it take for you to receive your passport? Also, from what consular post did you apply?
I have applied for a new passport in the German embassy of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2012 after my current one was full.
It took 28 days for it to arrive. I was not called as they had promised but had to inquire myself. That was during traveling and my registered place of residence was in Germany.
Unlike other countries, Germany does not print passports anywhere but in Berlin. According to wikipedia the process takes 3-6 weeks. Also, while my current passport was still valid I still had to provide a certified copy of my birth certificate, what a useless pain in the ass...