German Consulate General 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.

Dallas Goethe Center's 2014 Summer Intensive German Courses for Adults

Apr 16, 2014 |

Dallas Goethe Center is offering Conversational German Courses for beginning, intermediate and advanced German, which will be held on Saturday, May 17 and May 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Dallas Campus.

Save the Date: Erasmus+ & Horizon 2020 EU Workshop in Houston

Apr 14, 2014 |
Horizon 2020 Workshop in Houston

The European Consulates in Houston and the European Union Delegation to the USA extend an invitation to their workshop on EU Research and Innovation programs held on May 7, 2014.

Atlantik-Brücke Study Trip to Germany in June 2014

Mar 25, 2014 |
The Pergamon Museum in Berlin

The German Consulate General in Houston is delighted to announce that Atlantik-Brücke is offering a week-long study tour to Germany for up to 15 teachers, all expenses covered by the organiser.

Important Information about the Upcoming 2014 European Parliament Election

March 7, 2014 |
Europawahl 2014

The European Parliament election will be held in all member states of the European Union (EU) between May 22- 25, 2014.

2015 German Bundestag Internship Program

Feb 19, 2014 |
Reichstag in Berlin

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

Sixty Years in Texas!

Feb 5, 2014 |
View from the German Consulate General Houston

2014 marks 60 years since the establishment of a German Consulate in Houston. With over half of a century of history in mind, Klaus-Jochen Guhlcke, the current German Consul General in Houston, recalls its modest beginnings.

30 Years as Sister Cities

Dec 3, 2013 |
Germany and Albuquerque, NM

Helmstedt, Germany sent a delegation to honor 30 years as Sister Cities with Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Presenting the 2013 German Embassy Teachers of Excellence

Nov 22, 2013 |
Nominations for the Teacher of Excellence Award are currently being accepted

The German Embassy Washington, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut and the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of the German Embassy Teacher of Excellence Award.

20th Anniversary of Sister Cities Houston and Leipzig

Nov 13, 2013 |
The Mayors of Houston and Leipzig together with the German Consul General

On November 9th, 2013 the sister cities Houston and Leipzig celebrated the 20th anniversary of their partnership with a festive concert by Leipzig's famous St. Thomas Boys Choir at Rice University. In attendance were Mayor Annise Parker, Houston, Mayor Burkhard Jung, Leipzig as well as German Consul General Klaus-Jochen Gühlcke. The choir, which exists since 800 years, enchanted a large audience.


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The Consul General

Klaus-Jochen Guhlcke

The Consulate General in Houston is headed by Consul General Klaus-Jochen GUHLCKE

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.

Fall of the Wall

Fall of the Wall

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - a monumental day in German history.

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German Consulate General Houston Newsletter

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