These pages present information on numerous consular services. Whether you need a visa for Germany or are looking for information on German citizenship, customs regulations, inheritance matters, marriage in Germany, notarization of documents, or numerous other consular matters, this site is a good place to start. The Consulate Finder on the right will help you locate the German Mission responsible for your area, its hours of operation and how to reach it.

Please also note our legal information in German language for Germans living in the U.S.

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Please Note: Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

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Due to the re­launch of the Federal Office of Administration's (BVA) website, the English version of the BVA-website is currently offline.  We will restore the links as soon as the English version of BVA website is online again.  In the meantime, please use our legal information in German language.

Consulate Finder

German Missions in the United States

Find out which German Mission can assist you by using our Consulate Finder.

Honorary Consul Finder

Map of Honorary Consul locations throughout the United States

Did you know that some of the services offered by the Embassy and Consulates General can also be delivered by an Honorary Consul in your area?

Important Information: New registration guidelines now in place for Germany

Germany has implemented new registration rules for landlords and all individuals taking up residence in Germany, including foreign nationals.

New registration guidelines now in place for Germany [pdf, 205.13k]

Top 5 Links

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Passport Application


- Important Note -

A website named “” has recently been offering a so-called “German passport application kit” for a fee of $20.00. We would like to clarify that this said website is not in any way connected with the German Missions in the US. All consular forms, including passport application forms, can be easily downloaded free of charge at

Consular Services : Frequently Asked Questions

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Have a question about our consular services? Take a moment to have a look at our FAQs before you call or send an e-mail. You might find the answer to your question right there.

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