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.

The German Air Force in Holloman, NM

Since 1992 the German Air Force has been stationed at the Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico, which also is the HQ of the German Air Force Flying Center since 2013, and is currently under the command of Col. Heinz J. Ferkinghoff . The Alburquerque Journal reports on the German Air Force's impact on Holloman.


Farewell to our Deputy Consul General

On July 24, 2015 Deputy Consul Clemens Kroll had to leave his posting in Houston after 3 years of having worked here at the German Consulate General.

Consul General Redeker Visits German Summer School in Taos

On July 19th Consul General Redeker visited the German Summer School in the Taos Ski Valley of New Mexico, which is organized by the University of New Mexico as an immersion language program.

Picnic at the Taos German Summer School 2015

Taos German Summer School: Forty Years and Millions of Words

On Sunday, July 12th the Taos German Summer School proudly celebrated its fortieth anniversary with an outdoor Fruhschoppen (picnic) for its students and special guests who came from as far away as California to help celebrate the occasion.


Consul General Redeker at Houston-Leipzig's Screening of Katarina Witt: The Diplomat

On Thursday, July 16th Consul General Ricarda Redeker attended Houston-Leipzig Sister City Association's monthly meeting, where they screened "Katarina Witt - The Diplomat" as part of their summer film series and to speak about the upcoming visit of Leipzig Mayor Jung for the 25th Anniversary of German Unity.

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Message from Federal Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the end of Ramadan on 16 July 2015

Message from the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dr Frank‑Walter Steinmeier, on the Festival of the Breaking of the Fast (Eid ul‑Fitr) at the end of Ramadan on 16 July 2015 All Muslim men and women around the world have my heartfelt good wishes for a blessed festival at the end of Ramadan.

Consul General Redeker with Anna Charlotte Schmid at FOTOFEST's I AM A CAMERA

Opening of I AM A CAMERA with German Artist Anna Charlotte Schmid

On July 9th, 2015 Consul General Ricarda Redeker attended the opening reception of FOTOFEST's I AM A CAMERA: LGBT Communities Seen From Within exhibition and met with exhibiting German artist Anna Charlotte Schmid.

Consul General Redeker Met with Oklahoma Congressman Russel

On July 6th, 2015 in Oklahoma, Consul General Ricarda Redeker met with Congressman Steve Russel to speak about Trans-Atlantic relations.

Appointment of New Honorary Consul in Dallas

On June 30th, 2015 Consul General Redeker officially bid farewell to long-standing Honorary Consul in Dallas, Mr. William Hart.


50th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between Israel and Germany

On June 24th, 2015 Consul General Ricarda Redeker addressed the Anti-Defamation League in Houston to speak about the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany.

Hurricane Dennis

The 2015 Hurrican Season Is Here - Are you prepared?

The 2015 Hurrican Season is here, make sure to be prepared by taking the following simple steps to ensure the safety of you and your family.

Leipzig Celebrates 1000th Anniversary

Congratulations to Houston's Sister City Leipzig on their 1000th anniversary. The celebration will honor the city's history and its remarkable citizens throughout the year. Consul General Redeker attended the opening ceremony of the Congregation Hall and Civic Fest at the Leipzig Zoo.

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German News Service - Discover Germany firsthand

The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.

Internationales Parlamentsstipendium (IPS)

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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Closed - Labor Day

The Consulate General will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 in observance of Labor Day.

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


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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Daily News from Germany -

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Please find here the daily news from Germany

Working, Training and Studying in Germany

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Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world.

Top 5 Links

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iMOVE: Training - Made in Germany

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. 

Germany – always worth a visit!

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Planning a trip to Germany and looking to inform yourself before you go? The German National Tourist Board uses its website to provide extensive and well‑presented information about towns and cities, culture, events, leisure activities and business trips. Discover Destination Germany through the multimedia prism of