German Embassy, Washington, DC

Spring in Washington DC Enlarge image Spring in Washington DC (© iStock) Welcome to the German Embassy in Washington, DC, the official representation of the Federal Government of Germany in the United States.

The Ambassador and Departments section provides you with information about the Ambassador, as well as the work and services of the embassy departments.

In our Visa, Passport, Legal section you will find information on the numerous consular and legal services for US residents and German citizens within the Embassy's area of consular jurisdiction: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

German School Washington D.C. Wins International Prize for Student Entrepreneurship Project

May 23, 2016 |
The team from Washington claims its prize

The German School Washington D.C.’s Students Found Businesses project took second place at the annual German Schools Abroad competition of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK). Students, teachers and administrators received the 40,000 Euro prize at a ceremony with Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on May 10 in Berlin.

Interior Minister de Maizière in DC for Talks on Combatting Terrorism

May 19, 2016 |
Minister De Maizière and Secretary Johnson

German-US efforts in fighting terrorism, cybersecurity, as well as integration were on the agenda as Interior Minister de Maizière met with US Homeland Security Secretary Johnson and Attorney General Lynch in Washington, DC, this week.

Remembering Fritz Stern – Historian, Confidante, Adviser

May 19, 2016 | German Embassy Washington
Fritz Stern in 2007

"Fritz Stern became not only my intellectual idol, but also one of my closest friends during my time in New York and Washington, DC," Ambassador Wittig writes. "His wit and humor, combined with a sharp yet benevolent mind, is unsurpassed."

Thousands Visit Germany and France at EU Open House

May 14, 2016 |
German Embassy

Nearly 8,000 people visited Germany and France at the 2016 EU Open House on May 14 on the grounds of the German Embassy and Ambassador's Residence.

Steinmeier: Germany Should Host International Jazz Day

May 3, 2016 |
Till Brönner

Together with jazz trumpeter Till Brönner and many other artists, Steinmeier said, “we want to make the case for Germany to host International Jazz Day for the first time next year.”

Exchange Program Focuses on Welcoming, Integrating Refugees

Apr 27, 2016 |
Exchange participants in Washington, DC

A new transatlantic exchange program is bringing together Germans and Americans active in integration efforts in their local communities. German participants in the Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange have visited US communities this month.

Bundestag Members Check in on CBYX Program

Apr 26, 2016 |
Meeting with CBYX participants

German Bundestag members paid a visit to Washington, DC, last week as part of their annual check-in with participants, alumni, and sponsors of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX).

Guest Post for Commerce Blog: Ambassador Wittig on Hannover Messe

Apr 25, 2016 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"I think this year’s theme of Hannover Messe, 'Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions', is spot on and of interest to both sides of the Atlantic," Ambassador Wittig writes.

On the Road to Hannover Messe

Apr 6, 2016 |
Panel Discussion

With less than a month to go before the Hannover Messe, the German Embassy in cooperation with Siemens USA and The US Department of Commerce hosted an event entitled, “On the Road to Hannover Messe.”

Book of Condolences for Former Foreign Minister Genscher

Apr 1, 2016 |
Embassy flags at half-staff in honor of Hans-Dietrich Genscher

A book of condolences for former Minister of Foreign Affairs Hans-Dietrich Genscher will be available at the Embassy on Monday, April 4, and Tuesday, April 5, between 1 and 5 p.m.

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The German Embassy

German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007

(202) 298-4000

(202) 298-4224 (Passport & Visa)

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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig represents German interests in the United States and works to foster and deepen German-American relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres.

Special Announcement

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The Legal and Consular Department of the Embassy will be closed on May 30 (Memorial Day).

Office Hours

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Employment Opportunities

At present, there are no open positions. Please check the website regularly for announcements of job opportunities.