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Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General Boston. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide in our Visa, Passport, and Legal section, and Germany-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including details on traveling, studying, and doing business in Germany. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

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Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today (June 16) on the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl:

Helmut Kohl

"He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European. He did not only do such a lot for German reunification, but also for the integration of Europe. That is his great l...

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl

Energy Efficiency Award 2017 – Companies can apply now

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition ". Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. The Energy Efficiency Award is endowed with prize money of 30,000 euros and is under the auspices of Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy. Participation in the Energy Efficiency Award 2017 is free of charge. Interested companies can submit their application quickly and easily online at:

#youforG20 - deutschland.de is looking for your project!

The G20 summit in Hamburg in July will revolve around the big issues facing global society. The competition #youforG20 is looking for good ideas with which each and every one of us can make a difference – for the environment, the climate, and society.

Celebration on the ocassion of Europe Day

Veranstaltung zum Europatag

Happy Europe Day!

On May 9 2017, European students from universities in Boston and Cambridge joined Consuls General from eight EU Consulates in Boston to celebrate this year's Europe Day of the European Union.

Naturalization Ceremony at the Consulate covered by local radio station

Naturalization Ceremony at the German Consulate General

Consul General Dr. Ralf Horlemann held a ceremony at the German Consulate in Boston on April 26, 2017 to hand out naturalization certificates to nine Jewish American citizens who had their German citizenship restored. WBUR reported on the event which aired the morning after the ceremony. Please click below to listen to the story and to learn more about the ceremony.

The future of Europe and Transatlantic Relations

60 years after signing of Treaties of Rome, 70 years after signing of Marshall Plan

See CG Ralf Horlemann’s op-ed in today’s The Boston Globe on the future of Europe and Transatlantic Relations. Sixty years after the Treaties of Rome were signed, the EU has become the most successful peace project in the world. We need the EU as a beacon of freedom and human rights and as an indispensable partner for the United States.

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Sigmar Gabriel

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The Consul General

Consul General Ralf Horlemann

The German Consulate in Boston is headed by Consul General Ralf Horlemann.

German Federal Election 2017

German Federal Election 2017

The next German Federal election will take place on September 24, 2017. For Germans living abroad participation is possible. Please note: Registration must be received in Germany by September 3. Please click on the link below to register to vote. Save the date for the Consulate’s election party on Election Day. Further details will follow.

German Election 2017

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