German Consulate General Houston
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.
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.
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.
Energy Efficiency Award 2016: Competition for energy-efficient companies launched
For the tenth time, the German Energy Agency (dena) seeks outstanding energy efficiency projects for the Energy Efficiency Award. Companies from industry, trade and commerce from all over the world can apply for this international award until 30 June 2016. You can find all the information you need to enter for free at
When German Consul General Ricarda Redeker visited the Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) in New Mexico on March 14, 2016 she could see for herself, the excellent cooperation between the US and German Air Force. A large part of this success can certainly be contributed to Colonel Heinz-Josef Ferkinghoff, Commanding Director of the German Air Force Flying Training Center at Holloman AFB, who will retire at the end of May 2016.
German Air Force, Flying Training Center
The Basic Law, which is now the Constitution of Germany turns 67 years today, March 23, 2016!
The Basic Law is the legal and political foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany.
After it had been approved by the Parliamentary Council, the Basic Law came into force on May 23, 1949. The Basic Law was originally thought of as a temporary solution and provisional arrangement until such time as a constitution for the whole of Germany could be drawn up.
Basic Law of the Federal Republic of Germany
To celebrate Europe Day, the European Consulates in Houston, in cooperation with the Houston Independent School District, will organize a visit to local schools in order to raise awareness about the European Union.
On April 29, 2016, Consul Jochen Olbricht, attended the 22nd Award Ceremony for students of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages at the University of Houston.
University of Houston
At a ceremony in New Orleans, on April 28, 2016, German Consul General, Ricarda Redeker, officially bid farewell to our Honorary Consul in New Orleans, Mr. Paul Andersson.
Honorary Consul in New Orleans
On Monday, April 25, 2016, German Consul General Ricarda Redeker and many other members of the Consular Corps in Texas attended a reception at the Governor's Mansion honoring the Texas Consular Corps.
The State of Texas Governor
On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the German Saturday School (Deutsche Samstagsschule) in Houston celebrated its traditional Frühlingsfest.
German Saturday School Houston
The German Astronaut Thomas Reiter (Brigadier General, Ret., GAF) was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 16, 2016!
International Space Hall of Fame
In a ceremony at the State Capitol of Oklahoma German Consul General, Ricarda Redeker, officially bid farewell on April 11th, 2016 to our Honorary Consul in Oklahoma City, Mr. Charles Wiggin.
Honorary Consul in Oklahoma City
The German Deputy Consul General, Mr. Bernd Reindl, visited the German School of Dallas on Saturday, April 2, 2016 and met with the Principal and Director of the school, Ms. Gisela de Marco.
German School of Dallas