Legal and Consular Department

The Legal and Consular Section provides advice and assistance in all matters of German public administration, such as questions of nationality, the registration of births & marriages (Apostille) or the issuance of passports and registration documents. Additional services cover notarization & inheritance matters, German pensions, social security and restitution affairs. Within the Consular Service, the Visa Department is responsible for the issuance of visa.

Legal Matters


German Passports






Science Department

The Science and Technology Section fosters German interests in technology, science and research in New England and serves as an information broker about science and research in Germany.

Economic and Commercial Department

The EconomicĀ and Commercial Section helps to develop and expand trade and investment relations between Germany and New England. It assists companies from both countries to establish new partnerships or joint ventures. The "German-American Business Council of Boston, Inc." is another important institution in this context.

Business & Climate

Cultural Department

The Section for Cultural, Academic and Scientific Exchanges promotes cultural, academic and scientific exchanges and ties between Germany and the New England states.


Media and Information Department

The Media and Information Section provides information on Germany and German affairs to schools, colleges and universities, the media and interested associations as well as for the general public.

Press & Politics