German Consulate General San Francisco
Welcome to 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.
Please note that for all legal and consular matters (incl. passport, ID Card and Visa applications, Citizenship matters, family law matters ( registration of marriage, name declaration, acknowledgement of divorce), Certifications ( of signature, fotocopies, good conduct) you have to make an appointment through the Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office:
During his first trip to Alaska from July 10-15, Consul General Stefan Schlüter had the opportunity to meet met with several political and community leaders in Anchorage to explore possibilities to deepen German-Alaskan relations.
Inaugural visit in Alaska
Thomas Oppermann, chairman of the parliamentary group of Social Democrats in Germany, visited San Francisco and the Bay Area from July 20 – 23. During his stay, Mr. Oppermann had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the local tech-Scene, founders and members of start-ups, and university experts focusing on the internet, data, and artificial intelligence.
SPD Chairman Oppermann visits Bay Area and Silicon Valley
It was a sunny and cheerful afternoon on June 30 when American and German fans gathered in front of the historic San Francisco City Hall to watch the Women’s World Cup Semifinal. Hosted by the local Recreation and Park Department in partnership with America Scores Bay Area, this event provided not only an ideal opportunity for all soccer fans to enjoy an exciting match, but also to learn something about the national backgrounds of both teams.
Ready, Set, Goal -Public Screening of the U.S.-Germany match in San Francisco
The San Francisco based Consulates General of the State of Israel and the Federal Republic of Germany and as well as their partners, the AJC Global Jewish Advocacy and the Goethe-Institut, celebrated the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany on Tuesday May 12, 2015.
Israel and Germany
German politicians and industry representatives travelling the Bay Area with the American Chamber of Commerce Germany began their tour with a reception at the Residence of the Consulate General of Germany in San Francisco on Tuesday March 31, 2015.
German parliamentarians and entrepreneurs tour Silicon Valley
Professor Amir Abedi is the lucky winner of the DE Magazin Deutschland’s readers survey prize, a one-week trip to Germany for two with a tailor-cut program to fit his interests.
What priorities and focuses should Germany set in its foreign policy? What are the foreign policy issues for the future? What values does German foreign policy represent?
Germany’s Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation, Bundestag Member Jürgen Hardt, spoke at UC Berkeley and visited companies in Silicon Valley before heading to Washington, DC, for meetings on Capitol Hill.
Berlin & Beyond Film Festival, America's leading annual showcase of contemporary film productions from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and beyond, brought stars and talents to San Francisco again in its 19th year of existence.
Gala at the German Residence
Each year, the number of survivors who bear witness to the horrors of the Holocaust grows smaller, so this 70th anniversary is given special importance as it is among the last that will be attended by eye-witnesses. Keeping the memory and the lessons of the Holocaust alive is therefore more important than ever.
Holocaust Remembrance Day
The DAAD Alumni Association hosted an evening reception on January 20 at Stanford University giving DAAD alumni and current scholarship holders an opportunity to exchange ideas with 2013 German Nobel prize winner in physiology, Professor Thomas Suedhof.
DAAD Alumni meeting in Stanford
Consul General Stefan Schlueter signed the book of condolences at the French Consulate General in San Francisco, condemning the barbarous killing at Paris-based magazine "Charlie Hebdo".
On November 19th, the Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) at UC Berkeley hosted an unlikely group of allies: In a night of art and conversation, Bay Area community leaders, thinkers and artists shared their insights around innovative ways to tackle climate change.
The "Fall of the Berlin Wall" poster exhibit commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany.
On November 9, 2014, staff of the German Consulate, their families and friends celebrated the 25th conmemoration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
25 years Fall of the Berlin Wall
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) reached a landmark agreement with the German Finance Ministry under which the organization and the German government will together provide assistance to Jewish child survivors of the Holocaust.
Jewish Child Survivors of the Holocaust
The 9th annual international diplomatic training for young career diplomats for the regions of Latin America and the Caribbean took place from October 9th thru the 12th in the German Foreign Office in Berlin.
German Foreign Office
After swimming 2.4 miles, cycling 115 miles and running the entire Honolulu Marathon, Sebastian Kienle was crowned, “Ironman” in Hawaii on Saturday. In the 36th annual competition, Kienle finished the race in 8 hours, 14 minutes, and 18 seconds.
Kienle Wins Ironman
Göttingen – much less well known than Heidelberg in the U.S. – is a small town in the center of Germany and home to the University of Göttingen, the place associated with most Nobel laureates in the country and one of the best places to study in Germany.
Reunion at the German Consulate
Demons of history weigh upon the debate about a larger German role in the world, says AJC Executive Director David Harris, in an interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung, one of Germany's top daily newspapers. Read the full interview in English.
"The Germans have to trust themselves"
The German International School of Silicon Valley (GISSV) celebrated the first day of school together with German Consul General Stefan Schlüter and German Consul for Cultural Affairs, Julia Reinhardt, on Monday and Tuesday, August 18 and 19, 2014.
Alumniportal Deutschland is an editorially supported social online network, which sees itself as a service for all Germany-alumni as well as for companies, networks, organizations and institutes of higher education. A unique combination of topical and emotional services with a connection to Germany and an online community opens entirely new opportunities for maintaining contacts and networks.