German Consulate General San Francisco
Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in San Francisco. Here you will find information on our services of passport and visa, the work of our Consulate General, news related to Germany as well as German institutions and activities in our area of jurisdiction.
Our area of jurisdiction covers the Pacific Northwest of the United States: Northern California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and the U.S. territories Baker, Howland, Jarvis, Johnston Islands, Midway and Palmyra island.
Our German language website features information relevant for German citizens.
For all Passport, ID Card, Visa and Citizenship matters applicants need to arrange for an appointment through our website
Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office
Nov 27, 2013
Thomas C. Südhof, the German recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Medicine, participated in a small ceremony on November 27 held by Consul General Peter Rothen at the German Residence in San Francisco
Nov 27, 2013
San Francisco, November 22, 2013 - It seemed like a goodbye between two good friends when Josey Baker, local bakery owner at “The Mill”, bid farewell to German baker Josef Wagner in front of colleagues, co-workers and friends. The two bakers, who had met for the first time just three weeks ago when Josef Wagner started his culinary cultural exchange working alongside Josey Baker on a daily basis, got on “swimmingly well” right from the beginning.
Wholemeal Sunflowerseed Bread
Nov 5, 2013
When it comes to German food in the United States, “biergarten” fare gets most of the attention and overshadows many of Germany’s other culinary traditions.
Culinary Cultural Exchange
Oct 25, 2013
San Francisco's Crissy Field will take music lovers and park goers on a special musical adventure when the grounds of the former U.S. Army airfield will be turned into a massive symphony on October 26 and 27, 2013.
Oct 7, 2013
Two Americans and one German have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine for discovering how human cells transport and release material at precise locations in the body.
Nobel Prize 2013
Sep 25, 2013
After the exciting final races that left the Consulate General’s personnel captivated at the windows of our premises in Pacific Heights, which afford a full view of the racing course, the German Consulate General in San Francisco would like to extend congratulations to our host country’s team.
More than 60 million Germans could cast their vote on Sunday, September 22, 2013, to elect the 18th Bundestag (German parliament). For German citizens residing on the US West Coast, who had entered their vote in advance, the first estimated results were available as early as 9 am, due to the time difference.
Election in Germany Day
Aug 22, 2013
Minister of Education and Research Johanna Wanka on the Excellence Initiative. The Excellence Initiative supports research and education for students and young professionals.
Aug 21, 2013
If the Green Hill in Bayreuth, Germany, is the sun of the Wagner cosmos, then Seattle, Washington, is among the brightest planets in its orbit. Since 1975, Wagner’s Der Ring des Niebelungen has been performed 38 times, and come to be known the “Green Ring” for the spectacular sets echoing the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Seattle Opera "Ring"
Aug 14, 2013
The pairing of soccer with German has proved a winning combination in recent years, as demonstrated by the success of the German Soccer Adventure in 2011 and 2012. In 2013, the program will introduce more young people to a prime passion of modern Germany, and add a new twist: the FC Bayern Youth Cup.
German Soccer Adventure