German Consulate General Atlanta
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.
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...
US Airbus Facility
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 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.
Euro Challenge Competition
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.
1st German Business and Education Summit
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.
TU9 USA Roadshow
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.
New Consul General
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.
European Science Cafe
Consul General Christoph Sander had the great pleasure of welcoming the oldest passport applicant in the 111-year history of the Consulate General in Atlanta yesterday.
105-Year-Old Passport Applicant
University students from Germany are requested to submit their papers on creative solutions for a more sustainable future. Selected students will participate in the 1st International Youth Summit on Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability in Atlanta. Submission Deadline: June 30, 2015.
Call for Papers
Georgia Superintendent of Schools, Richard Woods, and German Consul General Christoph Sander signed a Joint Declaration of Intent between the Georgia Department of Education and the Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany on the implementation of the project "One Step Closer to Proficiency - German Language Certificate of the Kultusministerkonferenz – Level I – at schools in Georgia" last week.
Joint Declaration of Intent
The German Bundestag invites you, in cooperation with the with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to to apply for an International Parliamentary Scholarship (IPS) to spend five months in Berlin.
Porsche Cars North America today officially opened its new $100 million Porsche Experience Center (PEC) and headquarters in Atlanta. The 27-acre complex located at the Northeast corner of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the largest investment ever outside Germany for the sports car manufacturer.
Porsche North America
For the third straight year, Cultural Vistas will provide 16 students and four faculty members representing Morehouse and Spelman colleges in Atlanta with the opportunity to travel to Germany for two weeks to learn firsthand of the global nature and prospective careers in STEM fields.
STEM-Focused Study Tour
A group of the Presidents of Bavarian Universities visited Georgia and South Carolina this month to meet with their counterparts and exchange ideas about higher education in both countries.
Presidents of Bavarian Universities
The renovation of the passport and visa department at the German Consulate General is complete and we are open for business again as usual. All applicants still need to make an appointment if they want to apply for a visa or a passport.
Passport and Visa Department