German Consulate General Houston
The Honorary Consul in San Antonio has to restrict her workload until further notice. For questions regarding certifications of signatures and copies of documents, permission to retain German citizenship and generally for all passport and visa questions, please contact the
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.
In her endeavor to meet local German companies, the German Consul General, Ms. Ricarda Redeker, visited Maass Flange yesterday.
Christian Weirich aka Doppel-U performed and gave song-writing workshops in Central High School Little Rock, Springdale High Sschool and Cabot High School before heading to more schools in Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia.
German rapper tours AR High Schools
We mourn the death of Dr. Klaus Aurisch, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Houston from 1991 to 1997. He passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully on Wednesday, November 9, 2016. The funeral will take place in Cologne at a later date.
Dr. Klaus Aurisch (1936 – 2016)
On Saturday, Nov. 5th the City of College Station and Texas A&M University celebrated the 10th annual Brazos Valley World Fest.
Brazos Valley World Fest
The Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) is a fellowship funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Congress, that annually provides the opportunity to spend one year in each others' countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts on a cultural immersion program. The program is open to candidates in all career fields who are interested in a year of cultural exchange. Prior German language knowledge is not required, but is strongly preferred.
Deadline for applications is December 1st!
Live in Germany for a year through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange!
Consul General, Ms. Ricarda Redeker, and the Honorary Consul, Stephan Helgesen, and his wife, Marianne Helgesen, hosted New Mexico – Germany Friendship day on October 3, 2016 in Santa Fe.
Celebrating New Mexico – Germany Friendship Day
This year Germany is celebrating 26 years of reunification.
On this occasion German Federal President Joachim Gauck reminds us what Germany has achieved in the last few years of our history. He also points out that today, in turbulent and sometimes difficult times, we are again faced with the task of building internal unity in our country.
Day of German Unity
In its 30th year of existence the "Deutsche Samstagsschule" (DSS) Houston welcomed Deputy Consul General, Bernd Reindl, and Julia Ibold, German Language Advisor for the Central Agency for Schools Abro...
Congratulations "Deutsche Samstagsschule Houston!"
The German Federal Minister of Health, Hermann Groehe, visited MD Anderson Cancer Center last Thursday to inform himself of different cancer treatments and immunotherapy. He was accompanied by two mem...
For two weeks, the participants have been bravely battling their way through adjective declensions and nominal constructions – but above all, they have proved their intercultural skills and made friends from all over the world. A ceremony was held at the Federal Foreign Office on Friday (29 July 2016) to pay tribute to the participants and winners of this year’s International German Olympics.
International German Olympics 2016
German Consul General Ricarda Redeker visited the Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program (ENJJPT) at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas from July 12, to July 14, 2016.
Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training Program
German Consul General in Houston, Ms. Ricarda Redeker, visited the German Air Defense Center in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday, July 9, 2016 celebrating 60 years of German military presence in Fort Bliss.
German Air Force, Air Defense Center
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