German Consulate General Houston
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.
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.
55 Years of Élysée Treaty
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.
German Companies Creating American Jobs
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.
Attention Lovers of German Vocal Music!
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
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