German Consulate General Houston

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For requests within the administrative district of the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dallas (Counties Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufmann, Parker, Rockwell, Tarant and Wise of the State of Texas) please contact until further notice, exclusively the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Houston, Phone: +1-713-627-7770, E-Mail:  houston%27%diplo%27%de,info

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Welcome to Houston!

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Houston. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including travel, study, doing business in Germany and much more. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Experience Germany

Discover topics, find information, view videos, take part in the Germany Quiz and in online voting, interact with others.

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on June 27th. The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

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.

Would you like to get to know the German Parliament?

The International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag (IPS) gives well-qualified young people with a strong interest in politics the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government.

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

Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part of young people or foster social entrepreneurship? Anything that helps to improve people’s lives can be entered into the competition!

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 in September 2017.

Deadline for Applications for One-Time Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners of War to Expire

The German Parliament decided on May 21, 2015, that former Soviet prisoners of war should receive a symbolic payment in recognition of their treatment in German detention.

Changes in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA

Please check the website of the German Federal Foreign Office to learn more about the recent changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA. Important Information

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The Consul General


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The Consulate General in Houston is headed by Consul General Ricarda REDEKER

Schedule an Appointment

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All German Passports, ID Cards and Visa Applicants need to arrange for an appointment in order to hand in their applications. Certifications of Signatures, Affidavit of Support, Life Certificates as well as German Sales Tax Refunds will also require an appointment.

Appointments can only be made online. Every family member needs a separate appointment.

Important Information – Visas for Hungary and Austria

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The German Consulate General Houston is accepting visa applications for Austria (residents of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas only) and Hungary. You will find more information about the Visa requirements on our website.

German Election 2017

Jul 17, 2017 1:37 AM

Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects refugee limit for Germany in TV interview

ARD Summer Interview with Angela Merkel

The German chancellor has rejected calls from her sister party to limit the number of refugees entering Germany. In a wide-ranging interview she defended the G20 summit in Hamburg and spending on infrastructure.


Jul 16, 2017 4:12 PM

Angela Merkel's challenger Martin Schulz unveils plan for 'modern Germany'

SPD leader Martin Schulz has called for Germany to use its budget surplus for domestic and EU-wide investment. The pitch is an attempt to revive the SPD's chances against Chancellor Merkel in September's election.


Jul 14, 2017 4:37 PM

Rich vs. Poor: How fair and equal is Germany?

Germany is one of the world?s strongest economies but it?s also grappling with increasing poverty and inequality. Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda went to Bremen, one of the country?s poorest regions, to find out more.


Jul 7, 2017 5:17 PM

Is Islam changing Germany?

More than four million Muslims live in Germany ? are they changing the country, and if so - how? Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda visited the region of Cologne, which has a large Muslim population, to find out.


Jun 30, 2017 5:04 PM

Ready or not: Is the German economy future-proof?

The southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, well-known for its car industry, is the backbone of the German economy. Is it ready for the future? Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda went to find out.


Daily News from Germany - www.deutschland.de

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