German Consulate General Houston

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Welcome to Houston!

We mourn for the victims of Germanwings Flight 4U9525. We extend our deepest sympathies to the families.

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.

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.

Germany at SXSW 2015

Consul General Redeker Visits Germany at SXSW 2015

Representatives from the German Consulate General Houston, including Consul General Redeker, made their way to Austin for SXSW 2015, in order to visit the Germany at SXSW "Wunderbar" Stand and to take part in the Wunderbar Luncheon at the German Haus.

Tinnitracks SXSW 2015

SXSW 2015 – Germany Successfully Shows its Colors

Highlights from the first days of SXSW 2015 include the win of the Start-up Accelerator Award by Hamburg based company Sonormed for Tinnitracks and hype over the TechCrunch Event by Mike Butcher, where the German Haus, a collaboration from Initiative Musik, took center stage.

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.  

SXSW Music 2015

Since 2010, Initiative Musik has coordinated the German presentation at SXSW and exposed German bands in Austin, thus making SXSW the largest international music export project of Germany. This year, Initiative Musik supports Kadavar, Ωracles and Fjaak during the Wunderbar showcase by providing travel allowances on behalf of the German presentation.

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.


Monthly Business Roundtable in Houston

Stefanie Jehlitschka, Vice President of the GACC South, provided a focused update on the Chamber's involvement in German vocational and educational training system and the positive impact it is having on German companies in the U.S. at yesterday's Business Roundtable.

Wilhelm von Boddien Visits San Antonio to Present Berlin's Royal Palace as Humboldt-Forum

Wilhelm von Boddien presented "Rebuilding Berlin's Royal Palace as Humboldt-Forum: A Milestone for Art and Architecture" at the San Antonio Museum of Art on Monday, March 9th. In attendance were many from the German-American Business and Architecture community.


2015 Texas State German Contest

On Februrary 28, 2015 Clemens Kroll, Deputy Consul General of Germany, and German Honorary Consul Buecker both attended the Texas State German Contest in San Marcos to see the students compete at the state level final.

The Bobs 2015

Deutsche Welle (DW) launches its renowned international contest "The Bobs - Best of Online Activism" with a new approach. The focus is now on the "Freedom of Speech Award."

For the 11th time, Deutsche Welle is honoring exceptional online activists and projects from around the world. DW streamlined key points of The Bobs 2015. The most important change: DW will hand out the Freedom of Speech Award for the first time. It will honor a person or initiative that takes an exemplary stand for human rights and freedom of expression in the digital world.

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NASA Welcomes Expeditions 40 & 41 Crew Home

On Wednesday, February 25th NASA and its International Partners welcomed the Expeditions 40 and 41 Crew members home from their time on the International Space Station.


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.

Energiewende-Konferenz März 2015

Energy Transition Conference in Berlin on March 26 & 27, 2015

Germany’s Federal Government is initiating an international dialogue to tackle energy challenges on an industrial and system-wide scale. The “Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue – Towards a Global Energiewende” conference on March 26 & 27, 2015 will provide an excellent platform to meet and share your experience with the most important energy policy experts, researchers as well as industry and civil society representatives from all over the world.

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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.

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.


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.


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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.

Special Announcement

The Passport Department in El Paso, Texas will not be accepting passport applications until further notice.

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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