German Consulate General New York

At night the Empire State Building is illuminated in the colors black, red and gold.

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.

Helmut Kohl

Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said today (June 16) on the passing of former Chancellor Helmut Kohl:

"He was a great statesman, a great German politician and above all a great European. He did not only do such a lot for German reunification, but also for the integration of Europe. That is his great l...

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.

Marion Brasch Ab jetzt ist Ruhe

"Ab jetzt ist Ruhe:" Reading and Conversation with Marion Brasch and Axel Hildebrandt

On Tuesday, June 27 Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a reading from Berlin author Marion Brasch’s novel “Ab jetzt ist Ruhe,” which was widely reviewed by the German media. The reading will be followed by a talk between the author and Professor Axel Hildebrandt. Please note that this reading and discussion will be held in German.

INSITU Festival

First Annual INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival

First Annual INSITU Site-Specific Dance Festival kicks off on July 8 & 9 at the Western Queens waterfront where 24 NYC-based dance companieswill  perform original works inspired by natural and urban landscapes.

Veronika Hilger, Untitled, 2015

German-Brazilian Exhibition: Another Gesture/ Um Outro Gesto/Eine weitere Geste

A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce Another Gesture/ Um Outro Gesto/Eine weitere Geste/ with Veronika Hilger, Svenja Kreh, Alice Quaresma, and Teresa Viana, curated by Cynthia Cruz and Tatiane Santa Rosa. Most of the artists will be showing their new body of work, in a variety of mediums, such as oil painting, drawing, textile, photography, and mixed media.

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

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Job Openings

job offer

There are currently no job openings 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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