Visa, Passport, Legal

The following directory provides you with an alphabetical overview of the services and information we offer. Please note the regional specifications to the right of the general overview.

Important Note: The Consulate General Houston can only provide those services to residents of the states of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. If you do not live in this region, please contact the mission that is responsible for your area. To find out which of the nine German missions in the US can assist you, please use our Consulate Finder.

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Visa, Passport, Legal

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Schedule an Appointment

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All passport and visa applicants, 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.

Applications for the issuance of a biometric passport including finger prints (no provisional passports, no child's passports) may also be filed at the office of our Honorary Consul in New Orleans, LA (phone: 504-596-2822) and at the German Air Force Air Defense Center, Public Affairs Office in Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX (phone: 915-201-5815)

Honorary Consuls

Did you know that some of the legal and consular services we offer can also be delivered by a honorary consul?


All Germans who live abroad, can be included in a crisis precaution list. The inclusion happens through a password-protected online process. In additon to the crisis precaution the electronic registration provides the opportunity to receive information about federal elections and about elections to the European Parliament as well as further information from the diplomatic mission in charge. Therefore, a registration is recommended if you plan to stay abroad for a longer time.