German Consulate General Atlanta

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Welcome to Atlanta

The German Consulate General in Atlanta is the official representation of the German government to the southeast of the Unites States. The consular district includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Please note that the German version of this website is not just a translation of the English edition but offers additional information pertaining particularly to German citizens.

All passport and visa applicants need to arrange for an appointment in order to hand in their applications. Only complete applications will be accepted. Passport applicants can pay with cash or credit card (Mastercard or VISA). Please click on Visa, Passport, Legal for further information.

NEW: Passport applicants from North Carolina and South Carolina can apply for their German Passport at the Honorary Consul in Charlotte, NC. More information
Please note that only the information given on this GERMANY.INFO WEBSITE is accurate and complete.

Special Announcements

Due to construction work, the Consulate General will be closed from Monday, October 23, 2017 until Monday, October 30, 2017. During this period, no consular services on walk-in basis (e.g. notarizations) can be offered.

Consul General Detlev Rünger

The Consul General

Consul General Detlev Ruenger
welcomes you to this website.

Honorary Consuls in the Southeast

Did you know that some of the legal and consular services we offer can also be delivered by an Honorary Consul? Find the Honorary Consul in your area...

Consul General Ruenger welcomes the guests

27th Day of German Unity Celebrated in Atlanta

300 guests from the German-American business community, government, the Atlanta Consular Corps, the armed forces and many other friends and partners followed the invitation of Consul General Detlev Ruenger and his wife Iris for the annual celebration of the Day of German Unity at Ventanas, a beautiful roof-top venue with striking views of Downtown Atlanta  and the city's latest attraction, the brand-new Mercedes Benz Arena.

Jewish Life in Germany Exhibit at Appalachian State University

Exhibition "Jewish Life in Germany Today" at Appalachian State University

From September 12 until October 3, Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies hosted the traveling exhibition "Jewish Life in Germany Today."

Georgia Superintendent Richard Woods signs the declaration

Declaration about Language Program Cooperation between Georgia and Germany

Georgia Superintendent of School, Richard Woods signed a joint declaration today between the Georgia Department of Education (GaDoE), the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad in Bonn, Germany and the Goethe Institute German Cultural Center in Munich, Germany to cooperate in the coordination and implementation of the German language programs.

German Election Party at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

German Election Party at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

On the occasion of the German Parliamentary Elections on Sunday 24th, 2017, the German Consulate General and the Goethe-Zentrum organized a traditional “Wahlparty” (Election Party), which was attended by members of the German-American community.

MOOC Climate Change

WWF and Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK) offer free online course Climate Change, Risks and Challenges – explained by top climate scientists

Registration for the free Climate Course is open since September 1st 2017.  Thanks to the funding of the German Federal Foreign Office the course is free and open for everyone. The course is given in English and will start on October 1st 2017. Afterwards registration is possible at any time.

Crisis Response Team at the German Consulate General in Atlanta

Support Measures for German Citizens in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

For four days since Saturday, 9 September, the German Consulate General Atlanta acted as the regional crisis center in charge of coordinating support measures for German citizens during Hurricane Irma.