German Consulate General Houston
The Consulate General remains closed to the public on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in observance of "Thanksgiving Day".
Welcome to Houston!
Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Houston. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
The Honorary Consulate in New Orleans will be temporarily closed from November 2017 until January 2018. Honorary Consul Veters will be available by appointment only from January until February 2018. For all requests during this period, please contact the German Consulate General in Houston.
For requests within the administrative district of the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dallas please contact until further notice, exclusively the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Houston, Phone: +1-713-627-7770, E-Mail:
1330 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1850
Houston, TX 77056
Visa and Passport Departments are available by phone:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
We are open to the public Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
All passport and visa applicants, certifications of signatures and Affidavit of support need to book an appointment in order to submit their applications. Appointments can only be made online. Each family member needs a seperate appointment.
Schedule an appointment.
To cancel an appointment or for specific questions not answered on the website, please send an email to
Applications for the issuance of a biometric passport including finger prints (no provisional passports, no child's passports) may also be filed at the office of our Honorary Consul in New Orleans, LA (phone: 504-596-2822) and at the German Air Force Air Defense Center, Public Affairs Office in Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX (phone: 915-201-5815)
Important Information – Visas for Hungary and Austria
The German Consulate General Houston is accepting visa applications for Austria (residents of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas only) and Hungary. You will find more information about the Visa requirements on our website.
All Germans who live abroad, can be included in a crisis precaution list. The inclusion happens through a password-protected online process. In additon to the crisis precaution the electronic registration provides the opportunity to receive information about federal elections and about elections to the European Parliament as well as further information from the diplomatic mission in charge. Therefore, a registration is recommended if you plan to stay abroad for a longer time.
From Nov. 9-13 the Houston Cinema Arts Festival will be showing over 30 narratives and documentary films. On Saturday, Nov. 11 at 8pm, the film "Beuys," a documentary about the 20th century German sculptor, performance artist, social activist, German Green Party founding member and teacher, Joseph Beuys, will be showing at Rice Media Center.
Get your tickets for the Houston Cinema Arts Festival!
German Consul General Thomas Meister, along with Christ the King Lutheran Church, hosted a concert on October 31st on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
Luther went jazz!
The modernization of transatlantic relations was the subject of a lively discussion, led by German Consul General Thomas H. Meister, with professors and students from Rice University and the Atlantic Expedition from Berlin on October 13th. This panel discussion was organized by Professor Christian Emden at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
German Consul General and the Atlantic Expedition at Rice University!
The Dallas Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany and the Johanniter Humanitarian Group - Texas at the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation invite you to a screening of Luther on Saturday, October 28, 2017.
Invitation to screening of Luther
German Consul General Thomas Meister was welcomed in Austin last week by Dr. Barbara Laubenthal, Associate Professor in the Germanic Department, to speak on German-U.S. relations after the German national elections, where more than 100 lecturers and students joined the conversation! He also met with the Director of the Economic Development Team and received a private tour around the Texas State Capitol.
German Consul General visits the University of Texas in Austin!
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Professor Dr. Michael Haspel, Director of the Protestant Academy of Thuringia, visited Dallas and Houston last week to give lectures, which explored how Martin Luther King, Jr. drew upon insights from Martin Luther for his concept in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
The Reformation then and now
Do you want to learn more about the climate system, climate change, its causes, risks and challenges? A free online course offered by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), in cooperation with the German Climate Association (DKK), gives you the opportunity to understand the basics of climate change and to examine its complexities.
In 6 chapters, renowned scientists clearly share their knowledge through videos, reading materials or exercises. It is a unique chance to understand one of the biggest challenges of our time.
Today, students of the Keplergymnasium in Leipzig, Germany, Houston's sister city, sold sandwiches to raise money for the flood victims in Houston. These students participated in the exchange with their partner school, the Heights High School in Houston, Texas.
Leipzig students raise money for flood victims in Houston!
Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on June 27th. The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.
Germany’s candidacy on the Security Council