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.
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.
Hemut Schmidt (1918-2015)
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.
1st International Environmental Youth Summit
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!
2015 German Street Soccer Cup
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!
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.
Day of German Unity
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.
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.
The Spartanburg city council unanimously agreed to support forming a sister city relationship with Landshut, Germany through Sister Cities International of Greater Spartanburg.
Sister City Relationship
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.
Grand Speakers Series
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