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.

(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.

Students and teachers of the German Summer School of New Mexico in Taos

Southern California Goes To The German Summer School of New Mexico in Taos

This summer, for the 39th time, the University of New Mexico presented in consortium with California State University Long Beach its German Summer School of New Mexico.The total immersion program in German Studies is designed to help intermediate and advanced speakers to achieve near-native fluency.

(left to right) Dr. Schumacher, Consul General Redeker & Mr. Klär

Meet & Greet: Consul General Redeker, Head of Administration Mr. Klär and Director of GACC South Houston Dr. Schumacher

Not only does the Consulate General have new faces in our Houston office, the GACC South Houston has also acquired a team member.

(left to right) Consul General Ricarda Redeker, Dr. Manuela Roeller, Professor Hans C. Boas, Consul Jochen Olbricht and Professor Herbert Roeller

Farewell to Dr. Manuela Roeller and Professor Herbert Roeller – Their Extensive Collection of German Literature Endowed to UT Austin

Dr. Manuela Roeller and Professor Herbert Roeller have spent a half century in Houston, Texas and are making the journey home to Germany, but not before they bequeath their extensive collection of German literature.

Consul General Redeker opens 5th Annual TOWER Conference

Consul General Redeker Opens 5th TOWER Conference

Consul General Ricarda Redeker provided the opening speech to the 5th Annual TOWER Conference on Tuesday, September 9th. The TOWER Conference in coordination with the GACC and TWEC focused on the wind energy industry and on uniting the industry leaders and experts globally.


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".

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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!

Students of the Deutsche Samstagsschule Houston received German Language Certificate

Students of the Deutsche Samstagsschule Houston Receive the German Language Certificate

On September 6, 2014 Consul General Ricarda Redeker and Ms Julia Ibold (ZfA) presented students of the Deutsche Samstagsschule Houston (German Saturday School Houston) with the German Language Certificate of the Education Ministers Conference.

Consul General Redeker and Mr. John Neumeier

John Neumeier and the Houston Ballet - First American Company to perform "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"

On September 4, 2014 Consul General Redeker attended the premiere of John Neumeier's A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Houston Ballet. Mr. Neumeier, an American choreographer and artistic director of The Hamburg Ballet since 1973, is one of Europe’s most highly regarded dance makers. Houston Ballet is the first American ballet company to perform the famous work.

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Opportunity for trip to Germany for high school STEM students

The Goethe-Institut invites high school students who are interested in science to discover Germany! Twelve talented young scientists will have the opportunity to travel to Germany from November 28 - December 7, 2014 and learn what it has to offer.

2014 German Charity Gala

Texas German Day Council's 2014 German Charity Gala

SAVE THE DATE: This year's annual German Charity Gala will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at the Intercontinental Dallas. Dinner, dancing and a silent auction are just some the entertainment planned - tickets and sponsorship opportunities available now!

Leipzig Festival of Lights 2013

Leipzig Festival of Lights 2014

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Peaceful Revolution, for the first time the entire ring road in Leipzig will be turned into an area of art projects among which visitors can move around. Along the historical route of the demonstrators light, sound and video projections, dance, performance and music will establish and challenge relations between 1989 and 2014.

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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Special Announcement

The Consulate will be closed in observance of the Day of German Unity on Friday, October 3, 2014.

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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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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