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.

Ambassador Wittig Visits California

Apr 24, 2015 |
Ambassador Wittig and Governor Jerry Brown

Ambassador Peter Wittig traveled to Los Angeles and San Francisco for meetings. It was his first official visit to the West Coast.

Ambassador Wittig Hosts Concert by Washington Bach Consort

Apr 21, 2015 |
Kristen Dubenion-Smith, Mezzo-Soprano; Laura Choi Stuart, Soprano; and Mark Hill, Oboe, performed with the Washington Bach Consort.

Ambassador Peter Wittig welcomed the Washington Bach Consort, including its founding director J. Reilly Lewis, and honored guests to a performance Tuesday, April 14 in the Ambassador’s Residence.

Members of Congress and German Bundestag Declare Support for Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

Apr 16, 2015 | Cultural Vistas /
Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson (l) spoke with Bundestag members (l-r) Jörn Wunderlich, Dagmar Freitag, and Bartholomäus Kalb.

Several members of Congress and the German Bundestag reaffirmed their commitment and support for the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) program on Wednesday afternoon at a luncheon on Capitol Hill.

German Bundestag Delegation Visits Washington to Promote CBYX

Apr 16, 2015 |
Current German CBYX/PPP participants and their host families enjoyed lunch with the Bundestag delegation on Tuesday, April 14.

With the future of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange in question due to budget cuts on the U.S. side, a delegation of German members of parliament came to Washington on April 14-15 to meet with current participants and alumni as well as program supporters in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Ambassador Wittig Live on Twitter

Apr 16, 2015 |
Ambassador Wittig

On Wednesday, April 15, Ambassador Wittig gave his twitter followers a unique picture of his life as German Ambassador to the US. He tweeted behind the scenes pictures, quotes and answered questions from his first to his last appointment.

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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.

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In Cases of Inclement Weather

Bad weather in DC

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

Employment Opportunities

The following positions at the Embassy are available. Job description, qualifications, deadline for applications and other information are found in the announcement.