German Consulate General Houston

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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.

Appointment of New Honorary Consul in Dallas

On June 30th, 2015 Consul General Redeker officially bid farewell to long-standing Honorary Consul in Dallas, Mr. William Hart.


50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Israel and Germany

On June 24, 2015 Consul General Ricarda Redeker addressed the Anti-Defamation League in Houston to speak about the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany.

Die Aufschrift Ramadan Kareem von orientalischen Mustern und einem Halbmond umgeben.

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier congratulates Muslims on the beginning of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan

Federal Foreign Minister Steinmeier addresses Muslims throughout the world at the start of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan.

Hurricane Dennis

The 2015 Hurrican Season Is Here - Are you prepared?

The 2015 Hurrican Season is here, make sure to be prepared by taking the following simple steps to ensure the safety of you and your family.

Leipzig Celebrates 1000th Anniversary

Congratulations to Houston's Sister City Leipzig on their 1000th anniversary. The celebration will honor the city's history and its remarkable citizens throughout the year. Consul General Redeker attended the opening ceremony of the Congregation Hall and Civic Fest at the Leipzig Zoo.


The DGC Receives Goethe-Institut Accreditation

The Dallas Goethe Center has good news for German language learners; they have been accredited by the Goethe-Institut, which allows them to administer the GI’s highly-rated and worldwide acknowledged language examinations.

50 years

50 Years of German-Israeli Relations: Foreign Minister Steinmeier's Speech

On May 12, 1965, Germany and Israel exchanged ambassadors for the first time since the start of World War II. The relationship between Germany and Israel has grown stronger ever since. 2015 signifies 50 years of diplomatic ties between Germany and Israel. Foreign Minister Steinmeier gave a speech in the German Bundestag praising the close partnership between these two countries.

State Secretary Uwe Beckmeyer with Consul General Redeker at OTC 2015

State Secretary Beckmeyer Attends OTC 2015

Consul General Redeker accompanied State Secretary of Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Uwe Beckmeyer, Head of the German Delegation at OTC, for the official opening of the conference on May 4th.

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Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

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German News Service - Discover Germany firsthand

The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.

German Consul General Redeker with basketball star Dirk Nowitzki at Dallas premiere

Consul General Redeker attends film premiere for “The Perfect Shot”

On Tuesday night, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas was buzzing with filmgoers excited to see the documentary about the career of an athlete who is seen as an idol and role model by both Germans and Americans: basketball star Dirk Nowitzki.

PLANETARY URBANISM - CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT in the Medium of Information Design

International Competition on Planetary Urbanism - New Deadline!

Are you studying architecture? Do you work in geosciences, urban planning or economics? Or are you a designer with an interest in information technologies? If you are interested in urbanisation and new technologies, please register with ARCH+ by July 1, 2015 and send in your submission by July 15th for the International competition in the context of the UN-Habitat III Conference: PLANETARY URBANISM – CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT in the Medium of Information Design.

Internationales Parlamentsstipendium (IPS)

International Parliamentary Scholarship Applications Open

The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.


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The Consul General

Consul General Redeker

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

Schedule an Appointment

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All German Passports, ID Cards, Visa Applicants and Certifications of signatures and Affidavit of support, need to arrange for an appointment in order to hand in their applications. Appointments can only be made online. Every family member needs a seperate appointment.

Important Information – Visas for Hungary and Austria


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 Consulate General Houston Newsletter

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The Newsletter of the German Consulate General in Houston is now available online. 

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Daily News from Germany -

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Please find here the daily news from Germany

Working, Training and Studying in Germany

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Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world.

Top 5 Links

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iMOVE: Training - Made in Germany

Training - Made in Germany

iMOVE is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research to promote and facilitate global business and co-operation between German training providers and international public and private organisations. iMOVE is a section of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, providing collaboration opportunities and helping to establish contacts with high-ranking officials and individuals from the education sector. 

Germany – always worth a visit!

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Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of