German Consulate General Houston


For requests within the administrative district of the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dallas (Counties Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufmann, Parker, Rockwell, Tarant and Wise of the State of Texas) 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

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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.

Climate Diplomacy Week!

Climate Diplomacy Week kicks off today! The aim of Climate Diplomacy Week is to emphasize and improve the visibility of German and EU climate policy and to promote the commitment of the global implementation of the Paris Agreement.

Paris Agreement

Climate Diplomacy Week - The Paris Agreement

At the Paris climate conference in December 2015, 195 countries agreed to the world's first universal action plan to tackle climate change!

Helmut Kohl

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today (June 16) on the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl:

"He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European. He did not only do such a lot for German reunification, but also for the integration of Europe. That is his great l...

Energy Efficiency Award 2017 – Companies can apply now

The international energy efficiency competition of the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - German Energy Agency is this year under the motto "The Makers of Energy Transition". Private and public companies are invited to submit their projects and concepts by 15 July, which have a special impact on the practical implementation of the energy conversion.

Invitation of The Dallas Eric M. Warburg Chapter

The Dallas Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany invites you to a discussion and luncheon with Dr. Angela Stanzel.

Would you like to get to know the German Parliament?

The International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag (IPS) gives well-qualified young people with a strong interest in politics the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government.

#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!

Exciting news about the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program, CBYX!

On Saturday, May 6th, we were happy to greet four members of the German Bundestag and discuss with them and current participants of the CBYX, American host families, representatives of various organizations of German language and culture the future of this great exchange program.

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.


It's OTC in Houston!

Yesterday, Consul General Ricarda Redeker, accompanied by Sven Langenau from the German American Chamber of Commerce, visited the annual Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

Calling all German instructors!

On Saturday, May 13th, a German instructor Roundtable will be held at the University of Dallas from 9am-12pm.


Keeping our ties strong!

German Ambassador to the United States, Peter Wittig and Deputy Consul General, Bernd Reindl attended April 4, 2017 a roundtable discussion in Santa Fe, New Mexico and met with Lieutenant Governor, John A. Sanchez.

Besuch BASF

German Consul General and Managing Director of the German American Chamber of Commerce in Houston (GACC South) visit BASF’s Freeport site in Southeast Texas

Following-up her tour of German companies in the administrative district of the Consulate General, Consul General Ms. Ricarda Redeker, accompanied by the Managing Director of the German American Chamber of Commerce in Houston (GACC South), Mr. Sven Langenau, accompanied by members of the Consulate General visited the BASF manufacturing site in Freeport, Texas.

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.

Live in Germany for a year through the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange!

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!

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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Special Announcement

The Consulate General is closed to the public on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in observance of "Independence Day."

The Consul General

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

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

Jun 19, 2017 5:37 AM

Greens set election program

An overwhelming majority of Green party delegates have agreed on this year's election program with environmental and climate protection at its core. The party also drew red lines for coalition projects.

Jun 16, 2017 4:56 PM

Why Germany's far-right flourishes in Dresden

Just how much support does Germany's far-right receive in eastern Germany and where does it come from? DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda started a tour of Germany in Dresden to find out.

Jun 16, 2017 4:21 PM

A guide to Germany's far-right groups

Germany's far-right scene has always been complex, disparate, and overlapping. Here's DW's guide to the main entities - from official political parties to fringe movements.

Jun 13, 2017 11:00 AM

Things to know about Bavaria's Christian Social Union

Bavarians are known for their independence. The political expression of this is the regional conservative party the Christian Social Union - the feisty southern sibling to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats.

Jun 12, 2017 8:16 AM

Things to know about Germany's conservative Christian Democratic Union

The CDU is not only Germany's leading party presently. It's also an institution that's very much the product of history. But has the CDU moved so far to the center that it's no longer truly conservative?

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