Address, Contact, Hours

The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany

871 United Nations Plaza
(1st Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets)
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-610-9700
Fax:     212-940-0402

The Consulate General can be reached by phone Monday through Friday from 08:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Phone hours of the Passport and Visa Section, please see below.

In the event of a consular emergency outside of regular consulate opening hours, please call our emergency number: (202) 298-4000

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Office Hours - Consular and Legal Services

Due to high demand for passport and visa application appointments, waiting times for an appointment may be increased. Please consider this while arranging personal travel plans!

The Legal and Consular and Section is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m., except on selected German and American Holidays (consult "Official Holidays" on right hand side). Last admission without appointment is at 11:30 am.

For security reasons you are kindly asked to keep your luggage to a minimum when coming to the Consulate. Please do not bring suitcases or large bags and backpacks.
The Consulate General reserves the right to refuse entry to customers with bulky luggage. There is no temporary storage facility for such pieces of luggage.

Applicants for German passports, for visa or citizenship matters (naturalization/restoration of German citizenship, permission to retain German citizenship, certificates of citizenship, renunciation of German citizenship) are required to make an appointment. Online-Appointments will also be required for matters relating to driver´s licenses, regular signature certifications and notarizations of photocopies as well as name declarations and registration of births, marriages and civil unions in the German registers.

Applications in citizenship matters generally can be sent in by mail.

For full notarizations ("Beurkundungen") you will have to make an appointment via telephone.

For details please see table below.

All other consular services (e.g. life certificates) and the pick-up of certificates in citizenship matters are available without appointments during the office hours of 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday.

Please note that the use of mobile devices may result in reduced functionality or wrong bookings. We therefore recommend the use of desktop computers or laptops for making online appointments.


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Name declarations, Registration of birth, marriage and civil union

By appointment only

Make an appointment online

Signature Certification and
Notarization of Photocopies,
Matters relating to driver´s

By appointment only
Make an appointment online

To find out more about full notarizations and signature certifications, please visit

Citizenship matters
By appointment only
Make an appointment online
Full notarizations

By individual appointment only

If you require a full notarization, please make an appointment by phone: 212-610-9725
Other consular matters
No appointment needed. Opening hours are 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Additional information: 

Visa Section:
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Passport Section:
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German and American holidays in 2017

The Consulate will be closed on the following German and American holidays:

Official Holidays 2017

February 20

President's Day

April 14

Good Friday

April 17

Easter Monday

May 29

Memorial Day

June 5


July 4

Independence Day

September 4

Labor Day

October 3

Day of German Unity

October 31
Reformation Day

November 23


December 25, 26