Address, Contact & Office Hours

Important

Effective December 1, 2017, an appointment must be booked for almost all Consular services (except: Life certificates and "Beibehaltungsgenehmigungen"). Please book your appointment in the correct category before planning your trip to the Embassy, considering the information below. You can find the link to the appointment booking system below.

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

4645 Reservoir Road NW

Washington, DC 20007

Phone (202) 298-4000

Phone (202) 298-4224 (Passport & Visa)

Office Hours - Legal and Consular Department

The Legal and Consular Department of the Embassy is open to the public Monday through Friday, except on selected German and American Holidays. 

Please note that you are required to schedule an appointment for visa and passport applications, almost all Consular services as well as for full notarizations ("Beurkundungen").

APPOINTMENT BOOKING SYSTEM

Appointments are not required for Life certificates and permissions to retain German citizenship ("Beibehaltungsgenehmigungen").

 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Schengen
Visa applications

( by appointment only)

8:00am
to
11:45am

8:00am to
11:45am

1:00pm to
2:30pm

8:00am
to
11:45am

8:00am
to
11:45am

-----------

Residency
Visa (Work,
Study,
Moving to
Germany)

( by appointment only)

 -----------

 -------------

 -------------

 ------------

8:00am
to
12:00pm

Passport
applications

( by appointment only)

8:00am
to
11:45am

1:00pm
to
2:30pm

8:00am
to
11:45am

8:00am
to
11:45am

8:00am
to
11:45am

1:00pm
to
2:30pm

------------

Visa and Passport
pick-up

1:00pm
to
2:30pm

1:00pm
to
2:30pm

1:00pm
to
2:30pm

1:00pm
to
2:30pm

10:00am
to
11:30am

All other consular
services*
( by appointment only )

except:

Life certificates,

Beibehaltungs-

genehmigungen

8:30am
to
11:30am

8:30am
to
11:30am

1:00pm
to
3:00pm

8:30am
to
11:30am

1:00pm
to
3:00pm

8:30am
to
11:30am

1:00pm
to
3:00pm

------------

Life Certificates

------------

8:30am
to
11:30am

1:00 pm
to
3:00 pm

-------------

-----------

Beibehaltungs-

genehmigungen

1:00pm
to
3:00pm

------------
-------------
------------

8:30am
to
11:30am

*All other consular services: e.g. signature and copy certifications/notarizations, name declarations, birth registrations, citizenship matters, etc.

The Embassy and its consular office follow the decision of the US Federal Government in Washington, DC, on closing or delayed opening in extreme weather conditions. OPM.gov Current Status

Passport and visa applicants who have an appointment scheduled in the consular office on a day when the Embassy is closed for this reason may send an email via our contact form or call 202-298-4224 on the next day on which we are open in order to reschedule.

Regional Specifications

All visa and passport applicants have to schedule an appointment:

Visa Appointment Procedure

Passport Appointment Procedure

Verbotsschilder

Important Notice

For security reasons it is not allowed to bring cell phones, laptops, tablets and similar electronic devices onto the premises of the German Embassy. Visitors carrying unauthorized objects will not be granted entry. However, small items such as cell phones can be placed in lockers for the duration of your visit.

Official Closures in 2018

The Embassy and the Legal and Consular Department will be closed on the following German and American holidays:

January 1
New Year's Day
January 15
Martin Luther King Day

March 30

Good Friday

April 2

Easter Monday

May 21

Pentecost

May 28

Memorial Day

July 4

Independence Day

September 3

Labor Day

October 3

Day of German Unity

November 22

Thanksgiving Day

December 25

Christmas Day

December 26

Second Day of Christmas

Bad weather in DC

In Cases of Inclement Weather

The Embassy follows the U.S. Federal Government's decision on whether to close  in cases of extremely inclement weather conditions. Please refer to the OPM website for the latest status for federal offices in the Washington, DC, region. OPM