The German Missions in the United States would like to inform the public that a certain website appearing on the Internet as “application-download.com”, offering a so-called “German passport application kit”, is not an official German government agency and is not in any way connected with the German Embassy in Washington, DC, or the eight Consulates General in the United States.
According to reports reaching the German Missions in the United States, the said website offers a so-called “German passport application kit” for a fee of $20.00 payable by credit card. The German Missions would like to clarify that any payment made to the said website is not to any of the German Missions, and does not in any way constitute payment for any service, consular or any other official service, provided by the German Government.
Further, the German Missions in the United States are not in any way answerable nor responsible for any disputes, questions or matters arising out of transaction(s) made on the above-mentioned website.
The German Missions would like to reiterate to the public that all consular forms, such as visa, passport application forms, or forms for reports of birth or marriage etc., can be easily downloaded free of charge at the official website of the German Missions, www.Germany.info.
Likewise, the German Missions will be pleased to provide answers or clarifications with respect to any consular services provided by the consular offices.