German Consulate General Houston

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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.

Consul General Redeker Meets with MAR Founders, Board Members & Investors

Young German Start-Up MAR Wins the 2014 Rice University’s Business Plan Competition

German-based business MAR and winner of the 2014 Rice Business Plan Competition visited to the Consulate on Monday, October 13th to discuss future plans for their company in Houston with Consul General Redeker.

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25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall – The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Visits Houston!

On November 3, 2014 the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra will play their first concert in their USA Tour to honor the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall at the Houston Symphony. Join us for this unique performance before tickets are sold out!


Invitation to Celebrate the "25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall" at the Deutsches Haus in New Orleans

You are invited to a luncheon to celebrate the "25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall". Special Speaker Dr. Guenter Bischof, Director of the Center Austria, will talk about "George H. W. Bush, the End of the Cold War, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall".

Brandenburger Tor in Berlin

Transatlantic Outreach Program - 2015 Summer Study Tours

Applications for the Transatlantic Outreach Program’s 2015 summer study tours are now available online! Social Studies teachers in the U.S. and Canada are invited to apply for a 2-week, all-expenses-paid study tour of modern Germany. Application deadline: February 2, 2015.

Peter Herbolzheimer European Jazz Academy

2014 Peter Herbolzheimer European Jazz Academy in Germany

The 13th Annual "Peter Herbolzheimer European Jazz Academy" will be held in Schlitz, Germany from December 2 - 7, 2014. Musicians are encouraged to apply by November 17, 2014.

Consul General Redeker at (Re)Discovering Germany Workshop at Berlin Wall Memorial on Rice University Campus

First "(Re)Discovering Germany" Workshop Held in Houston

The (Re)Discovering Germany Workshop hosted by Cultural Vistas and DAAD was held for the first time in Texas and coincided with German Unity Day on Friday, October 3rd. Consul General Redeker gave the opening remarks at the Berlin Wall Memorial at Rice University.

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Consul General Redeker visits the German Charity Gala

On October 4, 2014 Consul General Ricarda Redeker was invited to speak at the 2014 German Charity Gala in Dallas, Texas.

Day of German Unity

Day of German Unification 2014

On October 3, 2014 we celebrated the Day of German Unity at Christ the King Lutheran Church. The German Conuslate General would like to thank everyone for a wonderful evening.

(from left to right) San Antonio Symphony Director Sebastian Lang-Lessing, Opera Singer Renee Fleming and Consul General Ricarda Redeker

Consul General Redeker's Official Visit to San Antonio

Consul General Ricarda Redeker was on an official visit in San Antonio on Friday, September 19, 2014. The picture on the left shows her with the new German conductor of the San Antonion Symphony Sebastian Lang-Lessing and famous opera singer Renée Fleming.

Hurricane Dennis

The 2014 Hurrican Season is here - Are you prepared?

The 2014 Hurrican Season is here and you should take simple steps to ensure the safety of you and your family.


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Important Note:

The Consulate General in Houston will be closed to the public on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.

The Consul General

Consul General Redeker

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

Important Information


Due to technical difficulties the Passport Department in Fort Bliss / El Paso, Texas (German Air Force Command USA/Canada in Fort Bliss) is unfortunately unable to accept passport applications at this time and will be closed until further notice.

For inquires about German passport procedures please refer to the website or contact the German Consulate General Houston directly (contact information at

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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Fall of the Wall

Fall of the Wall

The year 2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall - a monumental day in German history.

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