German Consulate General 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.
For all Passport, ID Card, Visa and Citizenship matters applicants need to arrange for an appointment through our website
Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office
Starting May 15, 2014 fingerprints will be taken from all visa applicants at the German Consulate General in San Francisco.
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Jun 9, 2014
The Deputy Secretary of Economics of the German government, Ms Brigitte Zypries, traveled to San Francisco and Silicon Valley from June 7 through 14, 2014, to promote the German start-up scene and establish ties within the founder communities of the Bay Area and Germany.
German Deputy Secretary of Economics Brigitte Zypries
Apr 30, 2014
Ambassador Peter Wittig has begun his work in Washington, DC. He was most recently Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in New York.
Ambassador Peter Wittig
Apr 3, 2014
On April 2, 2014, BASF representatives, the Chancellors of UC Berkeley and UCLA, and former Governor of California, Gray Davis, officially opened the new California Research Alliance by BASF (CARA) with a ribbon cutting ceremony in presence of the German Consul General Peter Rothen, followed by a scientific symposium.
Multidisciplinary research institute
Mar 5, 2014
On Tuesday, March 4, Consul General Peter Rothen honored Mr Karl Pfeiffer with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in a ceremony held at the German Residence in San Francisco.
Feb 26, 2014
A certificate confirming his German citizenship was handed over to Leo M. Horovitz by Consul General Peter Rothen on February 25 at the German Residence in San Francisco.
Feb 22, 2014
On February 21, 2014, the alumni of the University of Hamburg came together to open their new local chapter in San Francisco.
Meeting in San Francisco
Feb 14, 2014
On Thursday, 13 February 2014, the EIT ICT Labs organized a round table at the German Consulate General in order to discuss their plans to connect the EIT ICT Labs ecosystem to the IT innovation ecosystem of the Bay Area. German Consul General Peter Rothen hosted the meeting.
Jan 29, 2014
We've collected all the tweets, photos and news reports on Ambassador Ammon's recent visit to California, where he spoke to leaders in business, government and education from San Diego to San Francisco about TTIP, the Skills Initiative and German innovation.
Ambassador Ammon in California