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
Starting May 15, 2014 fingerprints will be taken from all visa applicants at the German Consulate General in San Francisco.
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Apr 3, 2014
On April 2, 2014, BASF representatives, the Chancellors of UC Berkeley and UCLA, and former Governor of California, Gray Davis, officially opened the new California Research Alliance by BASF (CARA) with a ribbon cutting ceremony in presence of the German Consul General Peter Rothen, followed by a scientific symposium.
Multidisciplinary research institute
Mar 5, 2014
On Tuesday, March 4, Consul General Peter Rothen honored Mr Karl Pfeiffer with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in a ceremony held at the German Residence in San Francisco.
Feb 26, 2014
A certificate confirming his German citizenship was handed over to Leo M. Horovitz by Consul General Peter Rothen on February 25 at the German Residence in San Francisco.
Feb 22, 2014
On February 21, 2014, the alumni of the University of Hamburg came together to open their new local chapter in San Francisco.
Meeting in San Francisco
Feb 14, 2014
On Thursday, 13 February 2014, the EIT ICT Labs organized a round table at the German Consulate General in order to discuss their plans to connect the EIT ICT Labs ecosystem to the IT innovation ecosystem of the Bay Area. German Consul General Peter Rothen hosted the meeting.
Jan 29, 2014
We've collected all the tweets, photos and news reports on Ambassador Ammon's recent visit to California, where he spoke to leaders in business, government and education from San Diego to San Francisco about TTIP, the Skills Initiative and German innovation.
Ambassador Ammon in California
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.