German Consulate General Houston


As of 9/1/2017, information on passport and visa applications can be answered by phone only during the following times:

- Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 1:30 pm -3:00 pm

- Tuesdays from 9 am to 11 am

You will find detailed information on applying for a passport or a visa here:

For specific, individual questions that are not answered on our homepage, please send an email to the following address:

- for visas: hous%27%diplo%27%de,visa

- for passports: hous%27%diplo%27%de,pass

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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.

For requests within the administrative district of the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dallas please contact until further notice, exclusively the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Houston, Phone: +1-713-627-7770, E-Mail:  houston%27%diplo%27%de,info

Here I Stand!

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, please join us on Friday, September 29th for a special lecture by Prof. Dr. Michael Haspel from the Protestant Academy Thuringia in Germany!

Free Climate Course!

Do you want to learn more about the climate system, climate change, its causes, risks and challenges? A free online course offered by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), in cooperation with the German Climate Association (DKK), gives you the opportunity to understand the basics of climate change and to examine its complexities. In 6 chapters, renowned scientists clearly share their knowledge through videos, reading materials or exercises. It is a unique chance to understand one of the biggest challenges of our time.

Call for applications for a Franco-German Fellowship Program!

Germany and France are leading the way in supporting the implementation of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement with their coordinated German-French Fellowship Program.

Invitation to Lecture"From Martin Luther to Martin Luther King Jr."

Invitation to a Lecture from Martin Luther to Martin Luther King, Jr. "Here I Stand, I Can Do No Other! So Help Me God!" with Professor Dr. Michael Haspel, Director of the Evangelical Academy in Thuringia and Professor for Systematic Theology at the Friedrich Schiller University, on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 11:30 am - 1:15 pm at Northway Christian Church, 7202 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, TX 75225.

Leipzig students raise money for flood victims in Houston!

Today, students of the Keplergymnasium in Leipzig, Germany, Houston's sister city, sold sandwiches to raise money for the flood victims in Houston. These students participated in the exchange with their partner school, the Heights High School in Houston, Texas.

Alexander von Humboldt

The Vision of Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. But what is behind the legend?

Wanted! Heidelberg University Alumni and Friends

You are cordially invited to participate in the HAUS 10th Annual National Meeting the weekend of September 22-24, 2017 in New Orleans.

Experience Germany

Discover topics, find information, view videos, take part in the Germany Quiz and in online voting, interact with others.

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on June 27th. The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

#youforG20 – is looking for your project!

Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part of young people or foster social entrepreneurship? Anything that helps to improve people’s lives can be entered into the competition!

Bundestagswahl 2017

Bundestag Election 2017!

Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election in September 2017.

Deadline for Applications for One-Time Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners of War to Expire

The German Parliament decided on May 21, 2015, that former Soviet prisoners of war should receive a symbolic payment in recognition of their treatment in German detention.

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. Important Information


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The Consul General

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The Consulate General in Houston is headed by Consul General Thomas H. MEISTER

Special Announcement

The Consulate General remains closed to the public on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

Schedule an Appointment

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All German Passports, ID Cards and Visa Applicants need to arrange for an appointment in order to hand in their applications. Certifications of Signatures, Affidavit of Support, Life Certificates as well as German Sales Tax Refunds will also require an appointment.

Appointments can only be made online. Every family member needs a separate 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 Election 2017

Sep 25, 2017 3:10 AM

Germany's Angela Merkel remains anchor of stability for US

The rise of the far-right AfD and losses for two major parties in Germany's election may have shaken up the country's political landscape in a dramatic fashion. But the key takeaway in the US is more mundane.

Sep 25, 2017 1:32 AM

Far-right AfD enters German parliament: What it means for German politics

The far-right AfD will be the third-largest party in the Bundestag. This will have no immediate effect on policy per se, but will alter the political tone. In a nutshell: things are about to get a lot nastier.

Sep 25, 2017 12:37 AM

German and American political parties: A comparison

Translating Germany's political parties into American equivalents is a difficult but revealing proposition. Where would Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, fall in the German landscape? DW maps it out.

Sep 24, 2017 11:31 PM

How artists and cultural institutions reacted to the German election

Celebrity actor Elyas M'Barek starred in an online video asking first-time voters not to choose the far-right AfD party

Most of the country's artists and cultural institutions voiced their position on election day, inciting people to go out and vote. Surveys had already predicted the strong results obtained by the far-right AfD party.

Sep 24, 2017 11:14 PM

Opinion: Germany wants to battle again

The current election result is a turning point for Germany. The far-right populist AfD has entered parliament for the first time, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken a hit, says DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.

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