German Consulate General Houston


The Consulate General remains closed to the public on Monday, December 25, 2017, on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 and on Monday, January 1, 2018.

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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.

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.

“Deutschlandjahr” (Year of Germany)

Call for Proposals: We Need You for Deutschlandjahr in the US 2018/19!

The public diplomacy campaign “Deutschlandjahr” (Year of Germany) is coming! Starting in October 2018, Germany and its deep ties with the U.S. will be on display all around America. Help us celebrate by submitting ideas for projects that showcase our countries’ partnership in the areas of culture, education, science, and business. Proposals are due by January 20, 2018.

Invitation to German Christmas Concert

Join the magic of a traditional German Christmas celebration on Tuesday, December 5, at 7:30 pm at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1311 Holman Street in Midtown.

Luther went jazz!

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.

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 and the Atlantic Expedition at Rice University!

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.

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.

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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