Apply for a passport in Atlanta


The Consulate General Atlanta can only provide services to residents of the states of Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. If you do not live in this region, please contact the mission that is responsible for your area. To find out which of the nine German missions in the US can assist you, please use our Consulate Finder.

Consulate Finder

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How to apply for a passport in Atlanta

All passport applications must be submitted in person. Due to a change in regulations in December 2009, there are no exceptions to this rule. You must schedule an appointment.

Please click on the link below to obtain an appointment throught our online appointment system.

Appointment System

NEW: Passport application through the Honorary Consul in Charlotte, NC

The Honorary Consul in Charlotte is equipped with the necessary hard and software to accept passport applications including the biometric data (fingerprints). Applicants from North and South Carolina may file their passport application as of now in Charlotte and no longer need to travel to Atlanta. Kindly make your appointment for Charlotte by emailing  hk-diplo%27%de,charlotte.
Here you find information about the  procedure and the  necessary documentation.
Further details about your application in Charlotte can be obtained by calling (704) 364-6969.


Only complete applications can be processed. The following links contain only the most important information about German passports and are meant for the very few German citizens who do not speak German. Please check the German version of this webpage for complete information about German passports. 

German webpage

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Passport Pictures

You may have your pictures taken at "DNR Customs." They are familiar with the correct size for the German passport photos.

The store is located in 5 min. walking distance from the building of the German Consulate. Its opening hours are 7 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. The store is open on Satuday from 8 am to 12 pm by appointment only.

DNR Customs
241 Peachtree Street NE, Suite D
Atlanta, GA 30303
Tel. 248-773-1771

If you are coming from the German Consulate:
Exit the Consulate building (Marquis Two Tower) onto Peachtree Center Avenue. Turn left onto Peachtree Center Avenue. Turn right onto John Portman Blvd. The entrance will be approximately 20 yards up the street on the left side. Once you enter the building, DNR Customs will be the first door on your left.