Address, Contact, Hours

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

871 United Nations Plaza
(1st Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets)
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-610-9700
Fax:     212-940-0402

The Consulate General can be reached by phone Monday through Thursday from 08:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Friday from 08:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In the event of a consular emergency outside of regular consulate opening hours, please call our emergency number: (202) 298-4000

Phone hours of the Passport and Visa Section, please see below.

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Office Hours - Consular and Legal Services

The Consular and Legal Department is open to the public Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., except on selected German and American Holidays (consult "Official Holidays" on right hand side).

Applicants for German passports or for visa are required to make an appointment. Appointments are also required for full notarizations ("Beurkundungen").

All other consular services (e.g. signature certifications, notarizations of copies and life certificates) are available without appointments during the office hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 


By appointment only
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By appointment only
Make an appointment online

Full notarizations

By appointment only

No appointment needed for signature certifications!

To find out more about full notarizations and signature certifications, please visit

If you require a full notarization, please make an appointment by phone: 212-610-9700

Other consular matters
No appointment needed. Opening hours are 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Additional information: 

Visa Section:
Please visit
or call 212-610-9747 Monday through Friday between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. only, Friday between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only.

Passport Section:
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or contact us via email new-york%27%diplo%27%de,info, or call 212-610-9834 Monday through Thursday between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. only, Friday between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only.

Address, Contact, Hours

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German and American holidays in 2014

The Consulate will be closed on the following German and American holidays:

Official Holidays 2014

January 1

New Years Day

February 17

President's Day

April 18

Good Friday

April 21

Easter Monday

May 26

Memorial Day

June 09

Pentecost Monday

July 4

Independence Day

September 1

Labor Day

October 3

Day of German Unity

November 27

Thanksgiving Day

December 24

Christmas Eve

December 25

Christmas Day

December 26

Second Day of Christmas

December 31

New Year's Eve