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 from 9:00 a.m., except on selected German and American Holidays (consult "Official Holidays" on right hand side). Last admission without appointment is at 11:30 am.

Applicants for German passports or for visa are required to make an appointment. For full notarizations ("Beurkundungen") you will have to make an appointment via telephone.

Online-Appointments will also be required for regular signature certifications and notarizations of photocopies as of February 2, 2015.

For details please see table below.

All other consular services (e.g. life certificates, citizenship matters) are available without appointments during the office hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.


By appointment only
Make an appointment online


By appointment only
Make an appointment online

Signature Certification and
Notarization of Photocopies

By appointment only (as of Feb. 02, 2015)
Make an appointment online

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

Full notarizations

By individual appointment only

If you require a full notarization, please make an appointment by phone: 212-610-9725
Other consular matters
No appointment needed. Opening hours are 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Additional information: 

Visa Section:
Please visit
or call 212-610-9747 Monday through Thursday between 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. only, Friday between 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. only.

Passport Section:
Please visit
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 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. only.

Information from our Consular Department


In order to reduce the waiting period for our customers, online-appointments are required for regular signature certifications and notarizations of photo copies as of February 2, 2015.
Schedule your appointment here.

German and American holidays in 2015

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

Official Holidays 2015

January 1

New Years Day

February 16

President's Day

April 3

Good Friday

April 6

Easter Monday

May 25

Memorial Day

July 3

Independence Day

September 7

Labor Day

November 26

Thanksgiving Day

December 24

Christmas Eve

December 25

Christmas Day

December 31

New Year's Eve