German Consulate General New York

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Welcome to New York!

On this website you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in the Tri-State-Area.
The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Bermuda, Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Sigmar Gabriel

The Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sigmar Gabriel

Ensemble MISE-EN

MISE-EN Music Festival at the German House

Ensemble MISE-EN will hold its fourth annual MISE-EN Music Festival - A six-day (June 20th - June 25th, 2017) New Music festival. The German Consulate General will be host to the second day of the festival, including a matinee performance of works composed by Arne Gieshoff, Alyssa Weinberg and Sojin Yoon alongside a performance celebrating the 100th anniversary of late Korean-German master-composer, Isang Yun on June 21.

Detlef Waschkau Iron Building

Detlef Waschkau “First Contact NY” Exhibition Opening

Detlef Waschkau’s exhibition “First Contact NY” featuring paintings and wooden reliefs will open on May 11, 2017 at the German House.

Kurt Tucholsky's book "Germany? Germany!"

Kurt Tucholsky's "Germany? Germany!" at the Leo Baeck Institute

Kurt Tucholsky's book "Germany? Germany!" will be presented at the Leo Baeck Institute on May 22. Steven Zohn, the son of the late translator Harry Zohn, New York Times-reporter Ralph Blumenthal who wrote the preface, and publisher Eva C. Schweitzer will discuss Tucholsky and Zohn’s literary legacy at this lecture and discussion

Dr. Rafael Seligmann

Lecture "Jewish Press in Contemporary Germany"

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, in cooperation with the Leo Baeck Institute New York, invites you to an evening with Dr. Rafael Seligmann on “Jewish Press in Contemporary Germany”, on Thursday, May 25.

Stadtmusik Stockach

Stadtmusik Stockach at the New York “Sounds of Summer” International Music Festival

Concert Band from Southwestern Germany brings German compositions and a world premiere to Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Northside 2017

Germany Heads to Brooklyn for Northside 2017

Northside Festival visitors can experience the best of Germany as we head to Brooklyn for our second year of the Northside Festival! German startups and performers will be part of the conference’s innovation and music programs in Williamsburg from June 7-11, 2017.

bilaterale Energiezusammenarbeit zwischen Deutschland und den USA

Energy System Transformation

Participate in an exchange between New York State and Germany on Energy System Transformation and be part of a delegation trip to Germany (Berlin), from June 19 to 23, 2017.

The Consul General

Brita Wagener

Brita Wagener

Appointments for Legal and Consular Matters


Due to high demand for passport and visa application appointments, waiting times for an appointment may be increased. Please consider this while arranging personal travel plans.

Please note that an appointment is necessary for the processing of most legal and consular matters at the Consulate General in New York. To make an appointment, please use our

Appointment System

For further information please click here

Memorial Day

Memorial Day

In observance of Memorial Day, the German Consulate General will be closed on Monday, May 29.

Job Openings

job offer

There is currently one job opening at the German House.

Job Openings at Goethe Institut New York

Goethe Institut New York is looking for teachers of German as a second language.

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. All in no less than 19 languages - and on top of that, all the “Facts” can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Donate for Refugees


Want to contribute to refugee relief efforts?  Follow the link to donate to "Aktion Deutschland Hilft," an umbrella charity organization that is the gateway for donating to the refugees arriving in Germany.

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