German Consulate General 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).
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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.

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...

“Deutschlandjahr” (Year of Germany)

Call for Proposals: We Need You for Deutschlandjahr in the US 2018/19!

The public diplomacy campaign “Deutschlandjahr” (Year of Germany) is coming! Starting in October 2018, Germany and its deep ties with the U.S. will be on display all around America. Help us celebrate by submitting ideas for projects that showcase our countries’ partnership in the areas of culture, education, science, and business. Proposals are due by January 20, 2018.

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.