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
The Consulate General can be reached by phone Monday through Friday from 08:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Phone hours of the Passport and Visa Section, please see below.
In the event of a consular emergency outside of regular consulate opening hours, please call our emergency number: (202) 298-4000
E-mail the Consulate General New York
Office Hours - Consular and Legal Services
The Legal and Consular and Section 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.
For security reasons you are kindly asked to keep your luggage to a minimum when coming to the Consulate. Please do not bring suitcases or large bags and backpacks.
The Consulate General reserves the right to refuse entry to customers with bulky luggage. There is no temporary storage facility for such pieces of luggage.
Applicants for German passports, for visa or citizenship matters (naturalization/restoration of German citizenship, permission to retain German citizenship, certificates of citizenship, renunciation of German citizenship) are required to make an appointment. Online-Appointments will also be required for regular signature certifications and notarizations of photocopies.
Applications in citizenship matters generally can be sent in by mail.
For full notarizations ("Beurkundungen") you will have to make an appointment via telephone.
For details please see table below.
All other consular services (e.g. life certificates) and the pick-up of certificates in citizenship matters are available without appointments during the office hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.
Please note that the use of mobile devices may result in reduced functionality or wrong bookings. We therefore recommend the use of desktop computers or laptops for making online appointments.
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