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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.


25 Years of German Unity at the University of Houston

In cooperation with the German Consulate General in Houston the University of Houston opened its International Education Week on November 15, 2015 with the poster exhibition “The Path to German Unity”.


National Day of Mourning ("Volkstrauertag") in San Antonio

On November 15, 2015, German Brigardier-General, Dirk Backen and German Honorary Consul Nina Petrow, alongside U.S. military personell, gathered to place flowers and flags on the graves of the fallen soldiers in San Antonio.

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Statement by Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of Helmut Schmidt

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the following statement in Berlin on the 10th of November on the death of former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt: “Germany has paused for reflection. The death of Helmut Schmidt fills me with great sorrow. We Germans have lost a father figure. Helmut Schmidt had a profound impact on us and our country. [...]"


2015 Transatlantic Lecture With Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering

On the occasion of the 2015 Transatlantic Lecture, organized by the American Friends of Bucerius and the American Council of Germany, Consul General Ricarda Redeker welcomed and introduced former Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering at the University of Texas at Dallas on October 29, 2015.


German Murals on Display at Marfa, TX!

Far away from the big cities, in the west corner of Texas, located in the high desert of the Trans-Pecos you can find the small town Marfa. Marfa for a long time was a military base. 186 German prisoners of war were detained at the air base between 1943 and 1946. Two of these prisoners, Hans Jürgen Press and Robert Hampel, were asked to paint several murals in the Gala Dining Room and the Library of the military complex, after their artistic talent had been discovered.


Good news for the German School of Dallas

The German Consul General, Ms. Ricarda Redeker, visited the German School of Dallas on Saturday, October 17, 2015 and brought good news to the Principal and Director of the school, Ms. Gisela de Marco.


Visit of Schlumberger Sugarland Campus

On Thursday, October 15, 2015, German Consul General Ricarda Redeker met with some of her European colleagues at the facilities of Schlumberger in Houston. The group was given the opportunity to visit a training drilling station.

Celebrating 25 Years of German Unity in Houston - Pictures

Thank you for an amazing event on Oct 5! Please click this teaser to view more pictures and information.

Euro Challenge Competition

Euro Challenge Competition for Students & Teachers

Euro Challenge is an attractive contest for students, teachers, and administrators – the program follows the Common Core curriculum while giving students a unique opportunity to learn about the EU and the Euro and requires no previous knowledge of Europe or economics.


German Artists and the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas

The German Consul General, Ms. Ricarda Redeker, participated on Saturday, October 10 at the opening of an amazing exhibition in Marfa, Texas - "Chinati Weekend"!


25th Anniversary of German Unification in Houston

On October 5th, the German Consulate General was celebrating 25 years of German Unity at Christ the King Lutheran Church.

Pictures - 25 Years of German Unity in Dallas

See more pictures from the event on October 3, 2015 in Dallas commemorating 25 years of German unity.

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

Boomtown, Hypezig, Berlin’s cool, little sister – there are lots of names for Leipzig, all of them signalling that this 1000 year old city with its majestic mansions, the spirit of Goethe and Bach, and memories of German unification, is dusting itself off, reinventing itself. So is there anything to the hype? Well, Leipzig is a very special place in Germany.

Consul General Redeker with newly appointed Honorary Consul Nina Petrow

Nina Petrow Appointed as Honorary Consul in San Antonio

Nina Jasmin Petrow, was appointed as the Honorary Consul in San Antonio, Texas for the German Consulate General in Houston on Monday, September 29, 2015. She is succeeding Honorary Consul Ben Buecker, who has served in his position for the last 14 years.

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.


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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.

Recognition payments for former Soviet prisoners of war


On 21 May 2015, the German Bundestag decided that former Soviet prisoners of war were to receive symbolic recognition payments.

German Consulate General Houston Newsletter

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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.

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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.