German Consulate General Los Angeles


Construction Sign, (c) Enlarge image Construction Sign (© Due to construction work, the visitor area of the German Consulate General of Los Angeles will be closed from March 20 until May 5, 2017.

During this time the passport and visa section will not be able to process any applications, but we will remain available by phone and email.

Please make an appointment to apply for a Schengen Visa at the following German missions in the US:






To apply for a National Visa (more than 90 days), please make an appointment with the German Consulate General of San Francisco

Applicants who have received a visa from the German Consulate General of Los Angeles since June 2014 or who have already submitted fingerprints to the Schengen authorities during a past visa application with another Schengen State are asked to send their applications to the German Consulate General of Los Angeles through the US Postal Service.

Please make an appointment to apply for a passport at the following Honorary Consuls or at any of the other German missions in the US:

Honorary Consul Denver

Honorary Consul Las Vegas

Honorary Consul Phoenix

Honorary Consul Salt Lake City

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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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Call for Submissions: Berlin – Los Angeles 2017

Berlin and Los Angeles will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of their city partnership in 2017. Events are planned for both cities and to mark this milestone, the Federal State of Berlin is offering funding for projects that will facilitate sister city exchange in fields such as the arts and culture, business and technology, climate control and renewable energy, education and youth programs as well as sports. The possibilities are endless! Deadline: March 20, 2017. For further information (in German only), please visit the link below:

Signing of MoU

German Delegation from Thuringia in Los Angeles

A high-ranking delegation from the German state of Thuringia, led by Wolfgang Tiefensee, Thuringian Minister for Economic Affairs, Science and Digital, visited Los Angeles on the last leg of their California tour, where they signed a MoU with USC and attended a reception given in their honor.

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German Delegation Visits Los Angeles

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann welcomed Ulla Schmidt, Vice President and Deputy Speaker of the German Parliament, and Dr. Andreas Görgen, Director General for Culture and Communications at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, to Los Angeles for a three-day visit.

The Bestemming Project International Holocaust Day Event

Special Evening in Support of the Bestemming Project

To mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann hosted a special evening together with the Consulate General of Israel in support of the Bestemming Project.

Friendship Concert

Friendship Concert in Honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On Wednesday, January 25, the Consulate General of Germany, together with the Consulates of Israel and Poland, commemorated International Holocaust Remembrance Day with a special friendship concert at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles.

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Information über das Konsulat auf Deutsch.

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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A lot more than the Berlinale – film in Germany

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More to come – AArtists in Residence to stay on roof

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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