German Consulate General Houston

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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:  houston%27%diplo%27%de,info

The Consul General

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

1330 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 1850
Houston, TX 77056  

Phone 713-627-7770

Fax 713-627-0506

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 hous%27%diplo%27%de,pass or hous%27%diplo%27%de,visa or houston%27%diplo%27%de,info

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.

French President Emmanuel Macron greets German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on December 13, 2017 in La Celle Saint-Cloud, France

55 Years of Élysée Treaty

January 22, 1963 was the birth of the German-French partnership. On this day, Federal Chancellor Konrad Adenauer and French President Charles de Gaulle signed the Treaty on Franco-German Cooperation (a.k.a. the Élysée Treaty) in the Élysée Palace in Paris, France.

Ausbildung im Metallberuf

German Companies Creating American Jobs

Some German companies with facilities in the USA are applying the German apprenticeship system to train workers for long-term careers. They are often partnering with community colleges and other training providers.

Attention Lovers of German Vocal Music!

On Saturday, January 20, 2018, the Houston Saengerbund will present its 3rd Annual German Vocal Competition, The Saengerbund Awards. The final concert is a Liederabend featuring eight national finalists.

German Consul General Meister visits Houston Mayor Turner!

On Wednesday, November 29th German Consul General Thomas H. Meister visited the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner.

Meet & Greet with German Consul General and GACC South President & CEO!

Last Friday the German-American business community of Houston welcomed Consul General Thomas H. Meister. He and Stefanie Jehlitschka, President & CEO of the GACC South, discussed their plans and visions for the German-American business community.

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.

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.

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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