Please ensure that your passport meets ALL three of the following requirements before applying for a visa for a German visa.
1. Your passport MUST be still be valid for three months after the visa you are applying for ends.
2. Your passport MUST have at least two blank pages.
3. Your passport MUST not be more than ten years old. Even if the authorities in your home country have extended the validity of your passport, if it is older than ten years it will not be accepted.
Passport Requierments Germany
You can only apply for a German Visa if your passport meets ALL these three requirements. If your passport does not meet all these three requirements you will need to obtain a new passport before applying for a German Visa.