Greetings from Consul General Busso von Alvensleben
Welcome to www.germany.info/newyork, the website of the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in New York.
Centuries-old bonds unite Germans with this city and the states of the region. Hundreds of thousands of people living here trace their roots back to Germany. It is the ambition of the German Consulate General in New York to keep these strong links thriving and to further strengthen them. There is booming interest in trade relations with Germany, scientific and research cooperation, the arts, culture, and latest technological developments. We focus on issues of impact on our common future, like energy and climate questions or challenges of metropolitan centers. New York, vibrant, discerning and creative as it is, is a great place for putting ideas to the test.
The German House at United Nations Plaza serves as a platform for many of these activities. In addition to the German Consulate General and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the United Nations, it is home to the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the German Research Foundation (DFG), the German Center for Research and Innovation (GCRI) and field offices of 27 German Universities. Its Otto-Carl-Kiep-Auditorium is a well-known venue for concerts, lectures and other events of interest.
This website offers you practical information about visiting Germany, applying for a German visa or passport, and other legal services offered by the Consulate, all listed for you A-Z on our Visa, Passport, Legal page. It is also your portal to keep up to date on our Event Calendar to find the latest activities and join in on some great cultural events. While you are there, you may want to sign up to our Cultural Events Newsletter so you stay in the know! Find links to other German organizations and find out what is new in Germany in a wide variety of areas. Please, stay in touch. Visit our contact page for more information. We strive to make our site better for our users and look forward to hearing from you!
Busso von Alvensleben