Atlanta Skyline (c) picture-alliance/Chad Ehlers

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.

Bundestag Election 2017

Bundestagswahl 2017

The next Bundestag election is taking place on September 24, 2017. Germans living abroad are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If they wish to participate in Bundestag elections, they have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.

Bundestag Election 2017

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

Alphabetical Directory, (c)

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

Roman Herzog Remembered as Highly Admired Statesman

Roman Herzog (1934 - 2017)

The former Federal President is being remembered as a respected and trusted statesman and legal mind, known for his wisdom and direct, down-to-earth manner.

Roman Herzog Remembered

Memorial Day (Volkstrauertag) Celebrated at Fort Benning

(left to right) Major General Eric Wesley, Consul General Detlev Ruenger, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Harland

On November 17, German Consul General Detlev Ruenger payed a visit to Fort Benning, GA. He conducted talks with Major General Eric Wesley, Commanding General, Maneuver Center of Excellence, officers of his leadership team and the the German Military Liaison Office at Fort Benning.


Visit the German Christmas Tree at Fernbank's Winter Wonderland

German Christmas Tree at Fernbank's Winter Wonderland

This German Christmas tree or Tannenbaum is decorated with beautiful ornaments handmade by the craftsmen of Wendt & Kühn. These renowned craftsmen have been producing colorful wooden figures for more than 100 years in the Erzgebirge region, which is widely known for its heartwarming Christmas splendor.

German Christmas Tree

German Bundestag Delegation Visits North and South Carolina

Delegation of German Bundestag Visits North and South Carolina

In early October, a delegation from the Commission for Economic Development and Energy of the German Bundestag visited North and South Carolina to exchange ideas on how to intensify the relations between Germany and the two southeastern states.

German Bundestag Delegation

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The Consul General

Consul General Detlev Rünger

Consul General Detlev Ruenger
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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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