German Consulate General Los Angeles


Due to renovations, the German Consulate General in Los Angeles will be closed to the public from November 2016 until February 2017. We advise all passport and visa applicants to immediately schedule their appointments via the online appointment system as long as appointments are still available. Please note that during the remodeling, we will not be able to process any passport or visa applications. Nearer to the closure, we will advise on alternative ways to apply for passports and visas. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Welcome to Los Angeles!

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Los Angeles. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide as well as German-related news and events in our geographical area of jurisdiction.

The Consulate General's area of jurisdiction covers the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

Please note our German language website features information and news relevant for German citizens.

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German Language Diplomas Awarded to GASA Students

Vice Consul Peter Schmitt and Vera Dindoyal, German Language Consultant for the Central Agency for Schools Abroad, were honored to present 18 students of the German American School Association with German Language Diplomas at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles on September 10.

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Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (24 August) issued the following statement on the death of Walter Scheel: “I am saddened by the death of Walter Scheel. The staff of the Federal Foreig...

German Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe

German Health Minister in LA for Talks on US Healthcare Policy

German Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe and his delegation visited Los Angeles on their fact-finding tour of the United States to gain greater knowledge of healthcare policy in the US.

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German Airmen Visit Los Angeles

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann welcomed eight German Air Force officers of the 3rd German Air Force Training Squadron stationed in Arizona. They were interested in gaining insight into the work of the Consulate.

Consul General Neumann and San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer.

Consul General Neumann Talks Business with San Diego Mayor

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann recently traveled to San Diego where he had his first official meeting with newly re-elected mayor of San Diego, Kevin Faulconer. They discussed fostering continued economic and cultural cooperation between Germany and San Diego.

Margot Baerlein Receives German-American Friendship Award

Margot Baerlein Receives German-American Friendship Award

Torrance resident Margot Baerlein received the German-American Friendship Award in recognition of her efforts in fostering German culture and heritage. Consul General Neumann presented the award in a ceremony at Alpine Village on July 6. 

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Goethe International Charter School Named California Gold Ribbon School

Goethe International Charter School, offering English/German language immersion, was named a California Gold Ribbon School in a recent ceremony. It was one of 780 elementary schools in the state to be honored with the distinction.

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Consul General Neumann.

Consul General Neumann Visits Arizona

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann recently traveled to Arizona to pay his first official visit to the state, where he meet with Governor Doug Ducey and other leading local government officials.

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Franklin Elementary Students Receive German Language Certificates

Franklin Elementary in Glendale recently welcomed Julia Ibold, German Language Advisor for the Central Agency for Schools Abroad, who presented German Language Certificates to students who passed examinations for German language proficiency.

The Southwest at 2016 Hannover Messe

The Southwest at 2016 Hannover Messe

The Southwest, represented by California, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and Nevada, was present at the 2016 Hannover Messe, where the United States was this year's partner country.

Launch of LA Warburg Chapter

American Council on Germany Opens 21st Warburg Chapter in Los Angeles

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann participated in the inaugural event of the Los Angeles Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany, where ACG Chairman Ambassador Robert M. Kimmitt discussed the common challenges being faced by the United States and Germany.

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Dr. Michael Göring on the Refugee Crisis in Europe and Germany

Dr. Michael Göring, CEO of the Foundation ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius, visited Los Angeles during his tour of the United States to give an expert’s view on the European refugee crisis, it's impact on and Germany's response to the crisis.

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Time and weather in Germany

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Information über das Konsulat auf Deutsch.

Special Announcement

The Consulate will be closed on Monday, October 3, 2016 in observance of the Day of German Unity.

The Consul General

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann welcomes you to this website.

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Video Archive

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office

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The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016

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Moving people – and opening up society

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Moving people – with games

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Moving people – with street football

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Menschen bewegen – on stilts

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz

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CrossCulture: Intercultural Dialogue with the Islamic World