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.

Consul General Detlev Ruenger (right) presents Order of Merit to Wolf-Dietrich Stromberg

Honorary Consul Wolf-Dietrich Stromberg Receives Order of Merit

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, has awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit to retired Honorary Consul, Mr. Wolf-Dietrich Stromberg. Consul General Detlev Ruenger presented the decoration to Mr. Stromberg at the offices of Honorary Consul Clemens Schmitz-Justen in Greenville, SC last week.

Consul Olaf Ladegast (left) presents the Order of Merit First Class to Barry Spurlock

Barry Spurlock Receives Order of Merit First Class

The President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Joachim Gauck, has awarded the Order of Merit First Class to the Chairman of the Board of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta, Mr. Barry Lee Spurlock.

Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (24 August) issued the following statement on the death of Walter Scheel: “I am saddened by the death of Walter Scheel. The staff of the Federal Foreig...

Internationales Parlamentsstipendium (IPS)

International Parliamentary Scholarship of The German Bundestag (IPS)

The IPS program of The German Bundestag gives well-qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel and Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe and the Arab world the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government. Through fifteen-week placements with Members of the Bundestag, participants are introduced to the wide variety of tasks carried out in a Member’s office. Scholarship-winners are chosen by the Bundestag’s independent selection panel.

Euro2016 Germany vs. Ukraine

Atlanta Fans Watch Germany-Ukraine on the Big Screen at Colony Square

Soccer fans from the German-American community had a great time at the Colony Square open-air viewing party for the first German game at UEFA EURO 2016. Please join us for the other German games at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta!

40th Anniversary of Goethe in Atlanta

Creative Contest for University Students: Mephistopheles

The Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta is inviting all university students to take part in its 40th anniversary celebration by entering a creative contest: "Mephistopheles – a comparison to..."

Live simulcast with Eric Hall, Communications Manager at UNFCCC

Implementing COP21 - Die Energiewende (The Energy Transition)

The German Consulate General and the Clean Tech Open Southeast partnered for the second "Implementing COP21 - Energiewende (Energy Transition)" conference, which was held at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center.

(right to left) Dr. Norman Sauce (Principal, Chamblee Charter High School), Richard Woods (Georgia Superintendent of Schools), Michael Göttert (German Language Advisor) and three CCHS students

GA Superintendent and Chamblee Charter High School Represent United States at International Education Forum in Berlin

Georgia Superintendent of Schools Richard Woods and students and faculty from Chamblee Charter High School in Chamblee, GA represented the United States at the Forum for Cultural Relations and Education Policy "World Class! Schools. Education.Future." in Berlin last month.

Siemens Energy Hub in Charlotte, North Carolina

Implementing COP21: The Business of Clean Power - The Intelligent Grid

The German Consulate General in Atlanta, E4 Carolinas, an Energy Innovation and Capital Network, and the North Carolina Zeitgeist Foundation hosted the first "Implementing COP21 - The Business of Clean Power: The Intelligent Grid" conference at the Siemens Energy Hub in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The Bavarian Minister for European Affairs and International Relations Dr. Beate Merk visits Atlanta.

Bavarian Minister for European Affairs and International Relations Dr. Beate Merk Visits Atlanta

The Bavarian Minister for European Affairs and International Relations Dr. Beate Merk visited Atlanta on April 6th and 7th, 2016, with a government delegation and representatives from Bavarian universities.

Bundestag Delegation visits participants of the Bundestag-Congress Youth Exchange Program

Bundestag Delegation Visits Bundestag-Congress Youth Exchange Program Participants in Atlanta

A delegation of the Committee for International Exchange Programs of the Council of Elders of the German Bundestag visited Atlanta to exchange ideas about best practices and possible improvements for the Bundestag-Congress Youth Exchange Program.

Austrian Ambassador Waldner presents the Decoration of Honor in Silver to Consul General Rünger

Consul General Detlev Ruenger Receives the Grand Decoration of Honor from the Republic of Austria

On March 29th, the Ambassador of Austria to the United States, H.E. Wolfgang A. Waldner, presented the Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver with Sash to Consul General Detlev Ruenger for services to the Republic of Austria.

Kinder einer PASCH-Schule entdecken die Welt

Cultural relations and education policy forum, People on the Move, with Foreign Minister Steinmeier

In the current legislative term, cultural relations and education policy plays a greater role than ever before. In a world that seems to be out of joint, and in which conflicts are increasingly of a cultural and religious nature, the notion that ideological mindsets can only be overcome through differentiation, discussion and collaboration in the fields of culture, education and science is of particular importance.

Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Hans-Dietrich Genscher Remembered as Great German, Great European

Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who has been called an architect of German unification, served as foreign minister for 18 years from 1974 to 1992. He died Friday in Bonn at the age of 89.

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German Program for Transatlantic Encounters

The German Program for Transatlantic Encounters provides funding for the promotion of contacts, primarily between young people, multipliers, and junior management; the exchange of views on topics of current and future interest; and the strengthening of cooperation in the business sector.

Guido Westerwelle

Remembering Former Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle

"Guido Westerwelle stands for an open-minded, liberal Germany that is firmly anchored in the international community," Foreign Minister Steinmeier said in remembering his predecessor. "Through his efforts in the service of a peaceful and civil Germany and Europe, he proved himself to be a true patriot."

PASCH Award Presentation to South Forsyth High School

The PASCH Network Welcomes South Forsyth High School in Cumming, Georgia

Deputy Consul General Thomas Wülfing had the great pleasure to present the prestigious PASCH Award to South Forsyth High School for its progressive approaches in teaching the German language.


Entrance of the German Consulate General in Atlanta
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Special Announcements

The Consulate General will be closed on October 3, 2016.

Job Vacancy at the German Consulate General

The Consulate General is looking to fill the full-time position of driver, starting November 1, 2016.

Application deadline: October 1, 2016.

The Consul General

Consul General Detlev Rünger

Consul General Detlev Ruenger
welcomes you to this website.

The Staff of the German Consulate General Atlanta

The Staff of the German Consulate General Atlanta

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.