Visa, Passport & Legal

These pages present information on numerous consular services. Whether you need a visa for Germany or are looking for information on German citizenship, customs regulations, inheritance matters, marriage in Germany, notarization of documents, or numerous other consular matters, this site is a good place to start. The Consulate Finder on the right will help you locate the German Mission responsible for your area, its hours of operation and how to reach it.

Please also note our legal information in German language for Germans living in the US: Informationen für Deutsche

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Please Note: Although the information on this website has been prepared with utmost care, we can not accept any responsibility for inaccuracies contained herein.

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Consulate General Los Angeles Closed

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Due to construction work at the German Consulate General of Los Angeles, the passport and visa section will not be able to process any applications from March 20 until approximately the end of May 2017.

Bundestag Election 2017

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The next Bundestag election is taking place on September 24, 2017. Germans living abroad are not automatically entered into a voters’ register. If they wish to participate in Bundestag elections, they have to submit a formal application for entry into the voters’ register before each election.

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German Missions in the United States

Find out which German Mission can assist you by using our Consulate Finder.

Honorary Consul Finder

Map of Honorary Consul locations throughout the United States

Did you know that some of the services offered by the Embassy and Consulates General can also be delivered by an Honorary Consul in your area?

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Consular Services : Frequently Asked Questions

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Have a question about our consular services? Take a moment to have a look at our FAQs before you call or send an e-mail. You might find the answer to your question right there.