German Consulate General Atlanta
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The German Consulate General in Atlanta is the official representation of the German government to the southeast of the Unites States. The consular district includes Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.
Please note that the German version of this website is not just a translation of the English edition but offers additional information pertaining particularly to German citizens.
All passport and visa applicants need to arrange for an appointment in order to hand in their applications. Only complete applications will be accepted. Passport applicants can pay with cash or credit card (Mastercard or VISA). Please click on
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Consul General Christoph Sander presented Peter Halpaus, one of the founding fathers of The German School of Atlanta, with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany during the school's Christmas celebration last Saturday.
Order of Merit
Dr. John Barge, Georgia State Superintendent and Mr. Andreas Stoch, Education Minister of the German State of Baden-Wuerttemberg signed a Memorandum of Understanding at the Georgia Department of Education.
Memorandum of Understanding
The German and British Consulates General in Atlanta commemorated the 100th anniversary of World War I with a re-enactment of the Christmas Truce match last Saturday.
Commemorative Football Friendly
Consul General Sander presented Georgia Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John Barge with the German-American Friendship Award, honoring his support of German language teaching in Georgia.
German-American Friendship Award
The Bavarian Committee of Agriculture and Forestry visited Atlanta to collect information about the intended free-trade agreement between the European Union and the United States and its possible effects on the agriculture in Bavaria.
Bavarian Committee of Agriculture and Forestry
The Atlanta International School held a ceremony last week to dedicate a section of the Berliner Mauer (Berlin Wall) on the school’s campus. Members of Atlanta’s international and civic community, including Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Mayor Sam Massell, Clair Angelle, Director of International Affairs at the City of Atlanta, the Honorary Consul of Poland, Lawrence Ashe Parker, and Consul General Christoph Sander attended the event.
Berlin Wall Dedication Ceremony
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall, author and "Fall of the Wall"-eyewitness Thomas Raufeisen visited several Atlanta schools and universities last week to tell his adventurous and moving story about a life between the two former German states.
25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall
Members of the Fort Benning community gathered at the Fort Benning cemetary on November 16th for the annual German-Italian Memorial Day ceremony. This cemetary is the final resting place for 44 German and seven Italian soldiers captured as prisoners of war during World War II.
German-Italian Memorial Day
The 2014 German Street Soccer Cup at the Atlanta International School last Sunday offered great soccer, cultural exchange and loads of fun! Many thanks to all who participated and congratulations to the German Street Soccer Cup champions!
2014 German Street Soccer Cup
On October 6th, German-American Day, the German Studies Department at Kennesaw State University organized a campus-wide celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.
Ten Atlanta area high schools participated in the German Career Day "Mit Deutsch Karriere Machen (Career Opportunities with the German Language)," organized by the Goethe-Zentrum / German Cultural Center, last week. One of the highlights for the students was the concert/workshop by German electro-pop artist, DYKO.
German Career Day
250 guests from the German-American community followed the invitation of Consul General Christoph Sander to join him in celebrating the 24th Day of German Unity on October 1st, 2014 at the Atlanta International School.
Day of German Unity