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Due to construction work, the visitor area of the German Consulate General of Los Angeles will be closed until approximately the middle of June 2017. For updated information, please regularly check this website.

During this time the passport and visa section will not be able to process any applications, but we will remain available by phone and email.

Please make an appointment to apply for a Schengen Visa at the following German missions in the US:






To apply for a National Visa (more than 90 days), please make an appointment with the German Consulate General of San Francisco

Applicants who have received a visa from the German Consulate General of Los Angeles since June 2014 or who have already submitted fingerprints to the Schengen authorities during a past visa application with another Schengen State are asked to send their applications to the German Consulate General of Los Angeles through the US Postal Service.

Please make an appointment to apply for a passport at the following Honorary Consuls or at any of the other German missions in the US:

Honorary Consul Denver

Honorary Consul Las Vegas

Honorary Consul Phoenix

Honorary Consul Salt Lake City

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Welcome to Los Angeles!

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Los Angeles. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide as well as German-related news and events in our geographical area of jurisdiction.

The Consulate General's area of jurisdiction covers the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

Please note our German language website features information and news relevant for German citizens.

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 motto of this year's Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency's competition is "The Makers of Energy Transition." Private and public companies are invited to submit their ideas on practical implementation of the energy conversion by July 15.

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

#youforG20 – is looking for your project!


Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part o...


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

Germany’s Mack Rides Receives the Themed Entertainment Association’s THEA Award

Germany’s Mack Rides Receives the Themed Entertainment Association’s THEA Award

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann attended the 23rd Annual Thea Awards Gala on April 22 in Anaheim, where Germany’s Mack Rides received a Thea Award for their Inverted Powered Coaster installed at Europa-Park in Rust, Germany.

Thea Awards

Arizona German Honorary Consul Changing of the Guard

Changing of the Guard

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann presided over the official ceremony in Phoenix on March 24 to bid farewell to outgoing German Honorary Consul in Arizona, Dr. Helge Jordan, and to inaugurate his successor, Mr. Wolf Kaufmann.

Arizona Honorary Consul

Hans W. Eberhard Receives Commendation from the County of Los Angeles

Hans Eberhard presentation

On Friday, March 10, Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann hosted a small reception in honor of Hans W. Eberhard who received a Commendation from the County of Los Angeles for 50 years of Distinguished Service to the German-American community.

Hans W. Eberhard

ELEEP Young Professionals in Los Angeles

ELEEP dinner

Deputy Consul General Steinbrenner met with members of the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) during their visit to California to explore climate change adaption with a focus on water scarcity.

ELEEP Young Professionals

LA’s Newest Park Dedicated to Sister Cities

Sister Cities Plaza Dedication

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann attended the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the dedication of the Los Angeles Sister City Plaza in San Pedro.  The city’s newest park will feature 25 flags that represent each Sister City of Los Angeles. This year, Berlin and Los Angeles will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sister City partnership. 

Sister Cities Plaza

Celebrating German Oscar Nominees in Los Angeles

Oscar reception for German nominees

On Saturday, German Films, Villa Aurora and the German Consulate General hosted a reception in honor of this year’s German Oscar nominees. The annual event celebrates German film and shines a spotlight on German filmmakers in Los Angeles.

Reception for German Oscar Nominees

Time and weather in Germany

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Deutschsprachige Webseite

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Information über das Konsulat auf Deutsch.

Special Announcement

The Consulate General will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

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

The Consul General

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann welcomes you to this website. Latest News

News Archive

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

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