German Consulate General San Francisco
Welcome to San Francisco
Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in San Francisco. Here you will find information on our services of passport and visa, the work of our Consulate General, news related to Germany as well as German institutions and activities in our area of jurisdiction.
Our area of jurisdiction covers the Pacific Northwest of the United States: Northern California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and the U.S. territories Baker, Howland, Jarvis, Johnston Islands, Midway and Palmyra island.
Our German language website features information relevant for German citizens.
Please note that for all legal and consular matters (incl. passport, ID Card and Visa applications, Citizenship matters, family law matters ( registration of marriage, name declaration, acknowledgement of divorce), Certifications ( of signature, fotocopies, good conduct) you have to make an appointment through the Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office:
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt:
“Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"
Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt
During his first trip to Alaska from July 10-15, Consul General Stefan Schlüter had the opportunity to meet met with several political and community leaders in Anchorage to explore possibilities to deepen German-Alaskan relations.
Inaugural visit in Alaska
Thomas Oppermann, chairman of the parliamentary group of Social Democrats in Germany, visited San Francisco and the Bay Area from July 20 – 23. During his stay, Mr. Oppermann had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the local tech-Scene, founders and members of start-ups, and university experts focusing on the internet, data, and artificial intelligence.
SPD Chairman Oppermann visits Bay Area and Silicon Valley
It was a sunny and cheerful afternoon on June 30 when American and German fans gathered in front of the historic San Francisco City Hall to watch the Women’s World Cup Semifinal. Hosted by the local Recreation and Park Department in partnership with America Scores Bay Area, this event provided not only an ideal opportunity for all soccer fans to enjoy an exciting match, but also to learn something about the national backgrounds of both teams.
Ready, Set, Goal -Public Screening of the U.S.-Germany match in San Francisco
The San Francisco based Consulates General of the State of Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany and as well as their partners, the AJC Global Jewish Advocacy and the Goethe-Institut, celebrated the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany on Tuesday May 12, 2015.
Israel and Germany
German politicians and industry representatives travelling the Bay Area with the American Chamber of Commerce Germany began their tour with a reception at the Residence of the Consulate General of Germany in San Francisco on Tuesday March 31, 2015.
German parliamentarians and entrepreneurs tour Silicon Valley
Professor Amir Abedi is the lucky winner of the DE Magazin Deutschland’s readers survey prize, a one-week trip to Germany for two with a tailor-cut program to fit his interests.
What priorities and focuses should Germany set in its foreign policy? What are the foreign policy issues for the future? What values does German foreign policy represent?
Germany’s Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, Bundestag Member Jürgen Hardt, spoke at UC Berkeley and visited companies in Silicon Valley before heading to Washington, DC, for meetings on Capitol Hill.
Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, America's leading annual showcase of contemporary film productions from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and beyond, brought stars and talents to San Francisco again in its 19th year of existence.
Gala at the German Residence
Each year, the number of survivors who bear witness to the horrors of the Holocaust grows smaller, so this 70th anniversary is given special importance as it is among the last that will be attended by eye-witnesses. Keeping the memory and the lessons of the Holocaust alive is therefore more important than ever.
Holocaust Remembrance Day
The DAAD Alumni Association hosted an evening reception on January 20 at Stanford University giving DAAD alumni and current scholarship holders an opportunity to exchange ideas with 2013 German Nobel prize winner in physiology, Professor Thomas Suedhof.
DAAD Alumni meeting in Stanford
Consul General Stefan Schlueter signed the book of condolences at the French Consulate General in San Francisco, condemning the barbarous killing at Paris-based magazine "Charlie Hebdo".