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 State, 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:
To avoid appointments in wrong categories, be advised to schedule an appointment on a PC and not by smartphone or tablet.
Passport and Visa Appointments:
Please, note that every family member needs a separate appointment.
Due to staff shortages we ask you to submit applications of the following categories as of April 1st via mail only:
Application to retain the German citizenship
Application for naturalization according to Article 116 par. 2 of the Basic Law
An application in person is no longer accepted. Please do not call to ask for the current status of your matter, especially with regards to passport and visa inquiries. We inform you as soon as you can pick up your passport/visa/permit to keep German citizenship/certificate of naturalization or we will send it to you upon agreement.
Thank you for your understanding.