German Consulate General 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.

24th Day of German Unity Celebrated in Atlanta

Oct 1, 2014 |
Consul General Christoph Sander with members of the German military stationed in the Southeast

250 guests from the German-American community followed the invitation of Consul General Christoph Sander to join him in celebrating the 24th Day of German Unity on October 1st, 2014 at the Atlanta International School.

Share Your Kowledge of German(y) with Local Students

Sep 23, 2014 |
German Program at Ashford Park Elementary School

Many thanks to Angelika Heitzmann for sharing her knowledge of the German language and culture with students at Ashford Park Elementary School last week. If you are also planning a visit to a school in your area, please let us know and we will be happy to provide materials for the students!

PASCH Ceremony in Cleveland, Tennessee

Jul 25, 2014 |
PASCH Ceremony Cleveland TN

Montessori Kinder Plus German Language school received its “Schools: Partners for the Future” (PASCH) accreditation from the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad during a ceremony on Friday.

Georgia Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow

Jul 21, 2014 |
Georgia Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow

The 4th Annual Alternative Fuel Vehicle Roadshow & Educational Tour began its Georgia leg on June 17th at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta. Lead by the Public Service Commissioner, Tim Echols and the Clean Cities, a US Department of Energy Inititative, the Roadshow hit 8 different locations across the state.

New VW Investment to Create 2,000 Jobs in Chattanooga

Jul 15, 2014 |

Volkswagen has officially announced that they will be exclusively producing its newest midsize SUV at the Chattanooga plant in Tennessee. According to the VW press release, from 2014 to 2018, Volkswagen is planning to invest more than 7 billion dollars in the US and Mexico.

Girls Inc. Visits Volkswagen Chattanooga

Jun 27, 2014 |
VW Chattanooga hosts Girls Inc.

Volkswagen Chattanooga hosted a group of young women who are members of Girls Inc., a Chattanooga non-profit organization, in order to underline the importance of women in technical professions.

Germany-Portugal Game at the Goethe-Zentrum / German Cultural Center

Jun 16, 2014 |
Germany-Portugal World Cup 2014 Viewing Party

50 German soccer fans came together at the Goethe-Zentrum / German Cultural Center Atlanta on Monday to support the German National Soccer Team and to celebrate the first German victory against Portugal.

Bavarian Delegations Visit Southeastern US to Discuss Economic Cooperation

Jun 8, 2014 |
Reception at Consul General's Residence for Bavarian Delegations

A delegation from Bavaria, headed by State Minister Dr. Beate Merk, and a separate economic delegation from Bavaria, headed by Vice Minister Pschierer visited Atlanta for meetings with leaders from government, organizations and industry.

School to Work Initiative at Whitewater High School A Great Success

Jun 5, 2014 |
School to Work Initiative at Whitewater High School

The “School to Work Initiative” at Whitewater High School is the first program of its kind in Georgia. The program has just completed its second year and has, once again, facilitated several apprenticeship positions and placed several of the school’s senior German students with local German and Swiss companies.

Teledyne and German Aerospace Center Formalize Commercial Space Imaging Partnership

May 29, 2014 |
Pictured from left to right: Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Chairman, DLR;  Executive  Board; John Horack, Vice President, Space Systems, TBE; and Hansjörg Dittus, DLR Executive Board Member for Space Research and Technology.

Teledyne Technologies Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Teledyne Brown Engineering, Inc. (TBE), in Huntsville, AL, and the German Aerospace Center (DLR) formalized their commercial space imaging partnership to use the International Space Station (ISS) for Earth observation with the signing of an Implementation Agreement at the ILA Berlin Air Show.


Atlanta Skyline (c) picture-alliance/Chad Ehlers

Special Announcements

Due to electrical maintenance work, the telephone service of the Consulate General might be interrupted this coming weekend and on Monday.

The Consulate General will be closed on October 28, 2014.

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The Consul General

German Consul General Christoph Sander

Consul General Christoph Sander
welcomes you to this website.

The Staff of the German Consulate General Atlanta

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.