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.
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.
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.
German Language Diplomas
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.
German Health Minister Visit
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.
German Air Force
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.
Visit to San Diego
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.
German-American Friendship Award
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.
Goethe International Charter School
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.
Visit to Arizona
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.
German Language Certificates Award Ceremony
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.
2016 Hannover Messe
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.
New Warburg Chapter in LA
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.