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Welcome to Atlanta

The German Consulate General in Atlanta is the official representation of the German government to the southeast of the Unites States. The consular district includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Please note that the German version of this website is not just a translation of the English edition but offers additional information pertaining particularly to German citizens.

All passport and visa applicants need to arrange for an appointment in order to hand in their applications. Only complete applications will be accepted. Passport applicants can pay with cash or credit card (Mastercard or VISA). Please click on  Visa, Passport, Legal for further information.

Please note that only the information given on this GERMANY.INFO WEBSITE is accurate and complete.

Book of Condolences for Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl

A book of condolences will be open at the German Consulate on Tuesday, June 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for all those who wish to convey their remembrances.

Book of Condolences

The German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries visited Greenville, SC on a multi-stop U.S. Tour

Minister Brigitte Zypries and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster

Coming from Washington, German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries and her delegation met with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and visited two German companies in Greenville on May 24th.

Visit of Minister Zypries

Ambassador Wittig: Dual Education - A Competitor to College

Worker in a protective mask works on vehicles

"The success of the German apprenticeship model builds on the conviction that it is an equivalent alternative to college education," Ambassador Wittig writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

Bundestag Election 2017

Bundestagswahl 2017

Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election. Registration is possible only upon application via an official form. Click for more information.

Elections 2017

International Parliamentary Scholarship of The German Bundestag (IPS)

Internationales Parlamentsstipendium (IPS)

The IPS program of The German Bundestag gives well-qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe and the Arab world the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government. Through fifteen-week placements with Members of the Bundestag, participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. Scholarship-winners are chosen by the Bundestag’s independent selection panel.

IPS Program

Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

Logo of Green Talents 2017

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

The German Consulate General in Atlanta Continues its Series of Conferences on Energy and Climate Change

Retired 4 Star General Wesley K. Clark

On March 1st, the German Consutate General in Atlanta invited Georgia legislators and distinguished guests to the Georgia Railroad Depot for a dinner reception and presentation on “Clean Energy in Georgia  – Jobs, Technology, National Security".


54th Anniversary of the Elysée Treaty Celebrated at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

54th Anniversary of the Signing of the Elysée Treaty Celebrated in Atlanta

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Atlanta, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, and the Alliance Française d’Atlanta celebrated the 54th anniversary of the signing of the Elysée Treaty with the podium discussion "Europe: What’s Next? Elections in France and Germany."

54th Anniversary of the Elysée Treaty

Honorary Consul Douglas Berry Honored with the Officer's Cross of the German Order of Merit

Honorary Consul Doug Berry (left) with Consul General Detlev Ruenger

Douglas Berry, German Honorary Consul in Nashville, has been honored by the Federal Republic of Germany with the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit for his outstanding efforts to promote German-American relations in Tennessee.

German Order of Merit

Insights and Lessons Learned from the German Energiewende

Dr. Annegret Groebel lectures about German energy transition at GA Tech

Dr. Annegret Groebel, Head of Department for International Relations of the German Federal Network Agency provided insights into the complex topic of the German “Energiewende.”

Transforming the Energy System for the Future

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel Takes Office

Sigmar Gabriel

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel assumed office on Friday, January 27, from outgoing Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

New Foreign Minister

Deadline for Applications for One-Time Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners of War to Expire September 30, 2017

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The period of time in which to submit an application ends this year on September 30, 2017. Members of the Soviet armed forces who were detained as prisoners of war by Germany during the Second World War in the period from June 22, 1941, to May 8, 1945, may apply for a one-time payment in the amount of 2,500 euros.

Prisoners of War - One-Time Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners of War

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Special Announcements

The Consulate General will be closed on June 5th and July 4th, 2017.

The Consul General

Consul General Detlev Rünger

Consul General Detlev Ruenger
welcomes you to this website.

Honorary Consuls in the Southeast

Impressive personalities who help to promote German-US relations while also assisting US and German citizens in many matters related to Germany. Latest News

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