German Consulate General Atlanta

Atlanta Skyline (c) picture-alliance/Chad Ehlers

Welcome to Atlanta

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  Visa, Passport, Legal for further information.

Helmut Schmidt

Mourning the Loss of Former Chancellor Helmut Schmidt (1918-2015)

Germany is mourning the loss of elder statesman Helmut Schmidt, who served as German Chancellor from 1974 to 1982. He passed away Tuesday in Hamburg at age 96.

German Student Delegation Participated in the 1st International Environmental Youth Summit

German Student Delegation Participated in the 1st International Environmental Youth Summit

A student delegation from Germany participated in the 1st International Environmental Youth Summit of the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4. Members of the delegation were honored for their innovative proposals and research work, which they had submitted to the EPA headquarters in Washington.

Champions of the German Street Soccer Cup 2015

2015 German Street Soccer Cup at the Atlanta International School

The 2015 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!

Michael Mittermeier at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

Comedic Superstar Michael Mittermeier Proves that German Humor Does Exist

German Comedic Superstar Michael Mittermeier pulled out all the stops on his quest to prove to a full house at the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta that, contrary to popular believe, German humor does exist!

Consul General Detlev Ruenger and the Atlanta International School chorus

25th Day of German Unity Celebrated in Atlanta

400 guests from the German-American community – among them distinguished guests from the U.S. and local government, members of the Atlanta Consular Corps, and members of the German and U.S. armed forces - followed the invitation of Consul General Detlev Ruenger and his wife, Iris Ruenger for the celebration of the 25th Day of German Unity.

German-American Bioenergy Conference 2015

German-American Bioenergy Conference in Atlanta Gave New Impulses for Cooperation

The German-American Bioenergy Conference, organized by the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Southern U.S. and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Atlanta last week.

PIANO BATTLE at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston, SC

PIANO BATTLE: Kick-off Concert for the 250th Anniversary of the German Friendly Society Charleston

The dynamic German pianist duo Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis kicked off the 250th anniversary celebrations of the German Friendly Society Charleston in grand style, performing their show PIANO BATTLE at the Sottile Theatre last week.

USC Upstate students present before the Spartanburg City Council

Sister City Relationship Spartanburg-Landshut Will Grow Academic Exchange

The Spartanburg city council unanimously agreed to support forming a sister city relationship with Landshut, Germany through Sister Cities International of Greater Spartanburg.

Left to right: Ljubomir Stambuk (President of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte), Jagoda Marinic, Al Guarnieri (Head of the local Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany) and Honorary Consul Klaus Becker

Charlotte Grand Speakers Series Welcomed Jagoda Marinić

As part of the Grand-Speaker-Series of the N.C. Zeitgeist Foundation, Honorary Consul Klaus Becker welcomed prize-winning writer and activist Jagoda Marinic, co-founder of the Intercultural Center in Heidelberg.


"Wheels Up" At Airbus Plant in Mobile, Alabama

On September 14, the European consortium company Airbus opened its fourth US facility in Mobile, Alabama. Ambassador Peter Wittig travelled to Mobile to attend the dedication ceremony along with Airbu...

Consul General Detlev Ruenger with new Honorary Consul Clemens Schmitz-Justen (right) and former Honorary Consul Wolf Stromberg (left)

Clemens Schmitz-Justen Announced as New Honorary Consul in South Carolina

Consul General Detlev Ruenger had the pleasure of installing Clemens Schmitz-Justen as the new Honorary Consuls in South Carolina one week ago.

Euro Challenge Competition

Euro Challenge Competition for Students & Teachers

Euro Challenge is an attractive contest for students, teachers, and administrators – the program follows the Common Core curriculum while giving students a unique opportunity to learn about the EU and the Euro and requires no previous knowledge of Europe or economics.

Deputy Consul General Thomas Wülfing highlights various German initiatives connecting business and education

1st German Business and Education Summit

The 1st German Business and Education Summit, held at the Goethe-Zentrum /German Cultural Center Atlanta last week, brought together leaders from German organizations and businesses as well as Georgia educational entities to form mutually beneficial partnerships in support of one another.

TU9 USA Roadshow

TU9 USA Roadshow - Research Opportunities in Germany

TU9, the alliance of leading Institutes of Technology in Germany, is coming to the U.S. this summer to present career opportunities at their universities and discuss the academic job market in Germany.

Entrance of the German Consulate General in Atlanta

Changing of the Guards at Atlanta's Consulate General

In July, the new Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, the honorable Detlev Ruenger, previous Ambassador to Austria, took over the helm from the honorable Christoph Sander, now Ambassador to Togo.

Climat Diplomacy Day 2015

Climate Diplomacy Day Focused on Health Impacts of Climate Change

In celebration of Climate Diplomacy Day, the Consulates General of Germany and France hosted a special "European Science Café" that focused on the impacts of climate change on health.


Entrance of the German Consulate General in Atlanta
German Flag (c)

Deutschsprachige Webseite

New Telephone Number!

The Consulate General can be reached again at the following telephone number: (404) 659-4760. The various departments can be reached via individual extensions.

The Consul General

Consul General Detlev Rünger

Consul General Detlev Ruenger
welcomes you to this website.

The Staff of the German Consulate General Atlanta

The Staff of the German Consulate General Atlanta

Honorary Consuls in the Southeast

Impressive personalities who help to promote German-US relations while also assisting US and German citizens in many matters related to Germany.