German Consulate General Atlanta

Atlanta Skyline (c) picture-alliance/Chad Ehlers

Welcome to Atlanta

The German Consulate General in Atlanta is the official representation of the German government to the southeast of the Unites States. The consular district includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

Please note that the German version of this website is not just a translation of the English edition but offers additional information pertaining particularly to German citizens.

All passport and visa applicants need to arrange for an appointment in order to hand in their applications. Only complete applications will be accepted. Passport applicants can pay with cash or credit card (Mastercard or VISA). Please click on Visa, Passport, Legal for further information.

Please note that only the information given on this GERMANY.INFO WEBSITE is accurate and complete.

MOOC Climate Change

WWF and Deutsches Klima-Konsortium (DKK) offer free online course Climate Change, Risks and Challenges – explained by top climate scientists

Registration for the free Climate Course is open since September 1st 2017.  Thanks to the funding of the German Federal Foreign Office the course is free and open for everyone. The course is given in English and will start on October 1st 2017. Afterwards registration is possible at any time.

Job Advertisement The German Consulate General in Atlanta is seeking a Driver (male/female) Starting on November 1, 2017 Full-time (40 hrs. per week) – Initially limited to one year –

Job Advertisement: The German Consulate General in Atlanta is seeking a Driver (male/female), Starting on November 1, 2017, Full-time (40 hrs. per week), Initially limited to one year

Crisis Response Team at the German Consulate General in Atlanta

Support Measures for German Citizens in the Aftermath of Hurricane Irma

For four days since Saturday, 9 September, the German Consulate General Atlanta acted as the regional crisis center in charge of coordinating support measures for German citizens during Hurricane Irma.

CBYX for Young Professionals

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

This year-long program, funded by the German Bundestag and US Congress, annually offers the opportunity for 75 young professionals ages 18-24 with a strong interest in cultural exchange to study, work, and live with a host in Germany. The CBYX for Young Professionals program consists of two months of German language school (no prior German language skills required); four months of classes in the participant’s career field at a university, technical school, or professional school; and a five-month internship in the career field. Participants are placed throughout Germany.  CBYX for Young Professionals is primarily designed for business, engineering, technical, vocational, and agricultural fields, though applicants from all fields may apply.  Applicants from community and technical colleges are especially encouraged to apply.

Helmut Kohl

Book of Condolences for Helmut Kohl

A book of condolences will be open at the German Consulate on Tuesday, June 20, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 21, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for all those who wish to convey their remembrances.

Minister Brigitte Zypries and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster

The German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries visited Greenville, SC on a multi-stop U.S. Tour

Coming from Washington, German Minister of Economic Affairs and Energy, Brigitte Zypries and her delegation met with South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster and Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and visited two German companies in Greenville on May 24th.

Worker in a protective mask works on vehicles

Ambassador Wittig: Dual Education - A Competitor to College

"The success of the German apprenticeship model builds on the conviction that it is an equivalent alternative to college education," Ambassador Wittig writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Bundestagswahl 2017

Bundestag Election 2017

Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election. Registration is possible only upon application via an official form. Click for more information.

Logo of Green Talents 2017

Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

Retired 4 Star General Wesley K. Clark

The German Consulate General in Atlanta Continues its Series of Conferences on Energy and Climate Change

On March 1st, the German Consutate General in Atlanta invited Georgia legislators and distinguished guests to the Georgia Railroad Depot for a dinner reception and presentation on “Clean Energy in Georgia  – Jobs, Technology, National Security".

54th Anniversary of the Signing of the Elysée Treaty Celebrated in Atlanta

54th Anniversary of the Elysée Treaty Celebrated at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Atlanta, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta, the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, and the Alliance Française d’Atlanta celebrated the 54th anniversary of the signing of the Elysée Treaty with the podium discussion "Europe: What’s Next? Elections in France and Germany."

Honorary Consul Doug Berry (left) with Consul General Detlev Ruenger

Honorary Consul Douglas Berry Honored with the Officer's Cross of the German Order of Merit

Douglas Berry, German Honorary Consul in Nashville, has been honored by the Federal Republic of Germany with the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit for his outstanding efforts to promote German-American relations in Tennessee.


Entrance of the German Consulate General in Atlanta
German Flag (c)

Deutschsprachige Webseite

Special Announcements

The Consulate General will be closed on October 3rd, 2017.

The Consul General

Consul General Detlev Rünger

Consul General Detlev Ruenger
welcomes you to this website.

Honorary Consuls in the Southeast

Impressive personalities who help to promote German-US relations while also assisting US and German citizens in many matters related to Germany.