German Consulate General Boston

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Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General Boston. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide in our Visa, Passport, and Legal section, and Germany-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including details on traveling, studying, and doing business in Germany. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

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Helmut Kohl

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today (June 16) on the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl:

"He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European. He did not only do such a lot for German reunification, but also for the integration of Europe. That is his great l...

Energy Efficiency Award 2017

Energy Efficiency Award 2017 – Companies can apply now

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition ". Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion. The Energy Efficiency Award is endowed with prize money of 30,000 euros and is under the auspices of Brigitte Zypries, Federal Minister of Economics and Energy. Participation in the Energy Efficiency Award 2017 is free of charge. Interested companies can submit their application quickly and easily online at:

#youforG20 - deutschland.de is looking for your project!

The G20 summit in Hamburg in July will revolve around the big issues facing global society. The competition #youforG20 is looking for good ideas with which each and every one of us can make a difference – for the environment, the climate, and society.

Veranstaltung zum Europatag

Celebration on the ocassion of Europe Day

Happy Europe Day!

On May 9 2017, European students from universities in Boston and Cambridge joined Consuls General from eight EU Consulates in Boston to celebrate this year's Europe Day of the European Union.

Naturalization Ceremony at the German Consulate General

Naturalization Ceremony at the Consulate covered by local radio station

Consul General Dr. Ralf Horlemann held a ceremony at the German Consulate in Boston on April 26, 2017 to hand out naturalization certificates to nine Jewish American citizens who had their German citizenship restored. WBUR reported on the event which aired the morning after the ceremony. Please click below to listen to the story and to learn more about the ceremony.

60 years after signing of Treaties of Rome, 70 years after signing of Marshall Plan

The future of Europe and Transatlantic Relations

See CG Ralf Horlemann’s op-ed in today’s The Boston Globe on the future of Europe and Transatlantic Relations. Sixty years after the Treaties of Rome were signed, the EU has become the most successful peace project in the world. We need the EU as a beacon of freedom and human rights and as an indispensable partner for the United States.

Sigmar Gabriel

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

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The Consul General

Consul General Ralf Horlemann

The German Consulate in Boston is headed by Consul General Ralf Horlemann.

German Federal Election 2017

German Federal Election 2017

The next German Federal election will take place on September 24, 2017. For Germans living abroad participation is possible. Please note: Registration must be received in Germany by September 3. Please click on the link below to register to vote. Save the date for the Consulate’s election party on Election Day. Further details will follow.

German Election 2017

Jun 28, 2017 4:25 PM

Will states' complicated coalitions shape German election outcome?

A new three-party government in the state of Schleswig-Holstein has added yet another new coalition to the mix in Germany's upper house. Are the unusual political tie-ups trials for a possible federal government?


Jun 27, 2017 1:08 PM

After Merkel hints at gay marriage, rival Schulz calls for speedy vote

Fast-tracked legalization of same-sex marriage could become a side-effect of rather haphazard German electioneering. First Chancellor Merkel hints she's ready to cave, then her rival says "let's vote on it right now."


Jun 25, 2017 2:18 PM

Social Democrats rally for German election comeback

Amidst more bad news in opinion polls, Social Democratic chancellor candidate Martin Schulz went on the attack at the party conference in Dortmund. But does he have the policies and charisma to make up a huge deficit?


Jun 23, 2017 6:05 PM

Refugees in Germany: Are they still welcome today?

Two years ago, tens of thousands of refugees crossed the Austrian border into Germany. DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda traveled to the border region and asked if the newcomers feel welcome today.


Jun 16, 2017 4:56 PM

Why Germany's far-right flourishes in Dresden

Just how much support does Germany's far-right receive in eastern Germany and where does it come from? DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda started a tour of Germany in Dresden to find out.

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