German Consulate General Houston


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.

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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.


News from German Air Force Flying Training Center in New Mexico

When German Consul General Ricarda Redeker visited the Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) in New Mexico on March 14, 2016 she could see for herself, the excellent cooperation between the US and German Air Force. A large part of this success can certainly be contributed to Colonel Heinz-Josef Ferkinghoff, Commanding Director of the German Air Force Flying Training Center at Holloman AFB, who will retire at the end of May 2016.



The Basic Law, which is now the Constitution of Germany turns 67 years today, March 23, 2016! The Basic Law is the legal and political foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany. After it had been approved by the Parliamentary Council, the Basic Law came into force on May 23, 1949. The Basic Law was originally thought of as a temporary solution and provisional arrangement until such time as a constitution for the whole of Germany could be drawn up.

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European Consuls to Visit Houston Schools on Europe Day 2016

To celebrate Europe Day, the European Consulates in Houston, in cooperation with the Houston Independent School District, will organize a visit to local schools in order to raise awareness about the European Union.


22nd Award Ceremony for Students of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages at the University of Houston

On April 29, 2016, Consul Jochen Olbricht, attended the 22nd Award Ceremony for students of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages at the University of Houston.


Appointment of New Honorary Consul in New Orleans

At a ceremony in New Orleans, on April 28, 2016,  German Consul General, Ricarda Redeker, officially bid farewell to our Honorary Consul in New Orleans, Mr. Paul Andersson.


Texas Governor Greg Abbott Honored the Texas Consular Corps

On Monday, April 25, 2016, German Consul General Ricarda Redeker and many other members of the Consular Corps in Texas attended a reception at the Governor's Mansion honoring the Texas Consular Corps.


"Frühlingsfest" at the German Saturday School Houston

On Saturday, April 23, 2016, the German Saturday School (Deutsche Samstagsschule) in Houston celebrated its traditional Frühlingsfest.

Thomas Reiter being inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame

Astronaut Thomas Reiter Inducted into International Space Hall of Fame

The German Astronaut Thomas Reiter (Brigadier General, Ret., GAF) was inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 16, 2016!


Appointment of New Honorary Consul in Oklahoma City

In a ceremony at the State Capitol of Oklahoma German Consul General, Ricarda Redeker, officially bid farewell on April 11th, 2016 to our Honorary Consul in Oklahoma City, Mr. Charles Wiggin.


Visit of the German School of Dallas

The German Deputy Consul General, Mr. Bernd Reindl, visited the German School of Dallas on Saturday, April 2, 2016 and met with the Principal and Director of the school, Ms. Gisela de Marco.

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Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher

"I have just heard here in Dushanbe about the death of Hans-Dietrich Genscher – news that moves me deeply and fills me with great sadness. ...


GIS: Job Offer for Teachers of German

The German Institute for the Southwest (GIS) in Houston has a job offer for a German teaching position.

Guido Westerwelle

Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (18 March) on the death of his predecessor Guido Westerwelle:

"The death of Guido Westerwelle fills us with profound grief. Today, we have lost someone who, for a whole generation, shaped our country – as Chairman of the FDP, as leader of the opposition and then as Foreign Minister. [...]"

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ILA Berlin Air Show 2016

The aerospace industry will be descending on Berlin at the heart of Europe from 1 to 4 June 2016.


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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


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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Working, Training and Studying in Germany

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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.