German Consulate General Houston


As of 9/1/2017, information on passport and visa applications can be answered by phone only during the following times:

- Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1:30 pm -3:00 pm

- Tuesdays from 9 am to 11 am

You will find detailed information on applying for a passport or a visa here:

For specific, individual questions that are not answered on our homepage, please send an email to the following address:

- for visas: hous%27%diplo%27%de,visa

- for passports: hous%27%diplo%27%de,pass

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Welcome to Houston!

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Houston. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including travel, study, doing business in Germany and much more. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

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:  houston%27%diplo%27%de,info

The Day of German Unity on October 3rd is a day for celebration!

At this year's celebration we were proud to have a Member of the German Bundestag, Ms. Dagmar Freitag, join us in the festivities as well as many of our German, American and international friends.

German Consul General visits the University of Texas in Austin!

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.

The Reformation then and now

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.

Free Climate Course!

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.

Call for applications for a Franco-German Fellowship Program!

Germany and France are leading the way in supporting the implementation of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement with their coordinated German-French Fellowship Program.

Leipzig students raise money for flood victims in Houston!

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.

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

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.

#youforG20 – is looking for your project!

Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part of young people or foster social entrepreneurship? Anything that helps to improve people’s lives can be entered into the competition!

Changes in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA

Please check the website of the German Federal Foreign Office to learn more about the recent changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA. Important Information


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The Consul General

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The Consulate General in Houston is headed by Consul General Thomas H. MEISTER

Schedule an Appointment

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All German Passports, ID Cards and Visa Applicants need to arrange for an appointment in order to hand in their applications. Certifications of Signatures, Affidavit of Support as well as German Sales Tax Refunds will also require an appointment.

Appointments can only be made online. Every family member needs a separate appointment.

If you need to cancel your appointment, please send an email to hous%27%diplo%27%de,pass or hous%27%diplo%27%de,visa

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.

German Election 2017

Sep 28, 2017 7:58 PM

In eastern Germany's Görlitz, fear and understanding after AfD election win

The AfD fared well in the eastern state that borders Poland

The right-wing AfD was the strongest party in Germany's eastern state of Saxony in parliamentary elections last Sunday. DW's Daniel Pelz went to the city of Görlitz to find out how residents feel about the results.

Sep 28, 2017 3:33 PM

AfD in the Bundestag: Can Germany learn from Scandinavia's far-right problem?

The entry of the populist AfD into the Bundestag presents a new challenge to Germany's politicians. But Denmark, Sweden, and Norway have had far-right parties in their parliaments for some time now ? how do they cope?

Sep 28, 2017 3:19 PM

What does the German election mean for Brexit?

The next round of Brexit talks, planned for October, could be delayed until December, ostensibly due to a lack of progress on trade issues. However, drawn out coalition talks in Germany may also play a role.

Sep 28, 2017 10:59 AM

Can Merkel and Macron agree on EU's future?

Chancellor Merkel and President Macron will meet ahead of an EU summit to discuss a shared view of the EU's future. Macron set out his vision for the bloc and wants Berlin's support, but Merkel has been non-committal.

Sep 27, 2017 2:54 PM

Who is Andrea Nahles, the new SPD leader in parliament?

After the SPD's crushing defeat in Sunday's elections, Labor Minister Andrea Nahles will be the first woman to head the party's parliamentary group. It's a key role as the party is striving to reinvent itself.

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