German Consulate General Houston

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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.

Logo of Green Talents 2015

Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

The Bobs 2015

The Nominees for the 11th Annual The Bobs Have Been Decided

An international jury sorted through over 4,800 entries to put together a list of the top online activism projects and websites. Now it's up to Internet users around the world to vote for their favorites in each of the contest's 14 languages. The users have three weeks to chose the projects they find most impressive and inspiring. VOTE NOW!

German Consul General Redeker with basketball star Dirk Nowitzki at Dallas premiere

Consul General Redeker attends film premiere for “The Perfect Shot”

On Tuesday night, the Angelika Film Center in Dallas was buzzing with filmgoers excited to see the documentary about the career of an athlete who is seen as an idol and role model by both Germans and Americans: basketball star Dirk Nowitzki.

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Günter Grass

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement on the 13th of April in response to news that Günter Grass had passed away: In Günter Grass, Germany has lost one of its true greats today.

Training - Made in Germany

iMOVE: 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. 

"Energy Transformation Now!"

"Energiewende Direkt" Newsletter

The first international edition of the "Energiewende Direkt" newsletter issued by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy was published on March 26, 2015. All those interested in receiving the latest information regarding the aims, content, progress and challenges of the German energy system transformation (Energiewende) should subscribe.

German Start-Ups and Newcomers Participation Doubled at SXSW 2015

With 650 participants the German Delegation at SXSW was the highest record attendance so far at SXSW this year and also the second largest from the European Delegations. The Start-Ups from Germany - like Tinnitracks, which won the SXSW Accelerator Award – were a successful part of the SXSW program. Artists from Germany like Milky Chance, Lena Willikens, Fjaak and Amsterdamn! impressed music fans and industry people alike with their performances.

App Auswärtiges AMt

“Auswärtiges Amt – Auslandsvertretungen weltweit”: the app for finding German missions abroad on all standard mobile devices

Its interactive and informative app provides quick, easy access to the latest information from the FFO.  

PLANETARY URBANISM - CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT in the Medium of Information Design

International Competition on Planetary Urbanism - New Deadline!

Are you studying architecture? Do you work in geosciences, urban planning or economics? Or are you a designer with an interest in information technologies? If you are interested in urbanisation and new technologies, please register with ARCH+ by July 1, 2015 and send in your submission by July 15th for the International competition in the context of the UN-Habitat III Conference: PLANETARY URBANISM – CRITIQUE OF THE PRESENT in the Medium of Information Design.

International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program

International Parliamentary Scholarship Applications Open

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

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Astronaut Alexander Gerst's Evening in Houston

The German-American community welcomed Alexander Gerst to Houston on Wednesday evening, and were given an exciting look into his experiences traveling to and living in outer space on the ISS and the Blue Dot Mission.

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Working, Training and Studying in Germany

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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Leipzig Marathon 2015

In 2015 Leipzig celebrates its 1000th anniversary of the earliest mention of the city. In cooperation with the International Office of the City of Leipzig, the Leipziger Stadtsportbund, who organizes the marathon, and the Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association Houstonians are invited to run in Leipzig, either the full or the half marathon.

Houston

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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

Schengenvisum

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 Consulate General Houston Newsletter

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The Newsletter of the German Consulate General in Houston is now available online. 

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