Appointments for Passport Applications


The German Embassy points out that appointments can neither be booked by telephone nor by email. 

Please note that for the time being the Safari browser is incompatible with the appointment booking system.

Please make sure that you book your passport or ID-Card appointment in the correct category "German Passport and ID-Card" (not "Visa application"!). If you book an appointment in the wrong category, your booking cannot be considered and will be deleted without further notice.

Your appointment will be cancelled if you miss your assigned slot by more than 20 minutes.

To make an appointment to apply for a German passport, please use our FREE online appointment system:


Terminvergabe Enlarge image (© colourbox) All appointments are scheduled through our FREE online system. Once you have made an appointment, you will receive a confirmation email with your reference number, and the date and time of your appointment. We ask for your understanding that appointment bookings will not be confirmed by telephone or separate email. You will also receive information on what supporting documentation to bring. We recommend you read the information carefully in order to be fully prepared for your appointment.

Passport Information

If your name has changed because of marriage and you need to make a name declaration, or when you are submitting a passport application for your child and you want to register its birth, you need to book an aditional, separate appointment for this service in the category Family matters.


Please find additional information on the following pages:

Name Declaration

Registration of a Child's Birth in the German Birth Register

Address and Opening hours of the Embassy

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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

Closing Announcement


The Legal and Consular Section of the German Embassy in Washington DC will be closed from Thursday, December 7 to Tuesday, December 12, 2017.

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.

Official Closures in 2017

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

April 14

Good Friday

April 17

Easter Monday

May 29

Memorial Day

June 5


July 4

Independence Day

September 4

Labor Day

October 3

Day of German Unity

October 31

Reformation Day

November 23

Thanksgiving Day

December 25

Christmas Day

December 26

Second Day of Christmas