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
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:
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
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!
#youforG20 – deutschland.de is looking for your project!