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.


Crew Members of the International Space Station Greeting the German Consulate in Houston

Just before returning to earth on Monday, November 10, 2014, German geophysicist Alexander Gerst and his colleagues Maxim Surajew and Gregory Wiseman recorded a message for peace to greet the German Consulate in Houston. Please click the link below to view the video message.


Meet Sebastian Krumbiegel from Die Prinzen in Houston, Dallas and New Orleans

A very special event is coming up! After the huge success last year, German recording artist Sebastian Krumbiegel (Die Prinzen) is coming back to Houston! This time he will also perform in Dallas and New Orleans.


Consul General Ricarda Redeker Visits the German ISD and the New French-German House in Dallas

On November 18, 2014 Consul General Ricarda Redeker visited the German International School of Dallas. She then went on to attend the opening of the new French-German House at Texas Christian University.


Consul General Redeker Attends the 'Deutscher Samstag' at Cinco Ranch High School

On November 15 Consul General Redeker attended the 'Deutscher Samstag' at Cinco Ranch High School, the annual meeting of students of German from the greater Houston area.

Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange

2015 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program

CBYX for Young Professionals is full-year fellowship to live, study and work in Germany, and is funded by the United States Congress and the German Bundestag. The fellowship is open to Americans ages 18 - 24, and will give them the opportunity to immerse in German language and culture. Application Deadline: December 1, 2014.


President George H. W. Bush Receives European Award "Schuman Medal" at Texas A&M

George H. W. Bush, 41st President of the United States, received the Robert Schuman Medal on Monday, November 10, during a Bush School conference celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, one of the most far-reaching events in world history.

5K Commemorative Run

'Synchronized' Commemorative Run for the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

On Sunday, November 9th members of the German-American Community joined the German Consulate in Houston for a synchronized commemorative 5K run to honor the 25 years since the Fall of Berlin Wall at Rice University.

Consul General Redeker Speaks at Texas A&M University's Berlin Palace Seminar

On November 6, 2014 the European Union Center, Department of Political Science at the Texas A&M University organized a seminar on the “Berlin Palace – Memory & Urban Space in Germany,” and invited Consul General Redeker as a guest speaker.

Consul General Ricarda Redeker and Houston Symphony CEO Mark Hanson

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra Commemorates 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall in Houston

On November 3, 2014 the Houston Symphony presented the world-renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra for their first concert on their tour of the United States in Houston, which is an official sister city of Leipzig, Germany since 1992.


Staff of the German Consulate visits the Johnson Space Center in Houston

Together with Mr. Hans Bolender, European Space Agency, and Ms. Michaela Benda from the Airbus Defense and Space, Space Systems Inc., the team visited many facilities at the Johnson Space Center.


25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall - "Zug in die Freiheit" Screening at Memorial High School on October 30, 2014

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall the Consulate General of Germany in Houston invited students and teachers of German to the screening of the docu-drama "Zug in die Freiheit" (Liberty Train – Next Stop Freedom) on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Memorial High School.

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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.


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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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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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