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.

(left to right) Dr. Eike Jordan, Peter Halpaus, Consul General Christoph Sander

Peter Halpaus Receives the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

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.

Dr. John Barge, Georgia State Superintendent and Mr. Andreas Stoch, Education Minister of the German State of Baden-Wuerttemberg

Georgia and Baden-Wuerttemberg Partner in Education

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.

German-British Christmas Truce Match at Emory University

WWI Centennial Remembered with Christmas Truce Match

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.

Dr. John Barge, Georgia Superintendent of Schools (left) receives German-American Friendship Award from Consul General Christoph Sander

Georgia Superintendent of Schools Honored with German-American Friendship Award

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.

Bavarian Agricultural Delegation Visits Georgia

Bavarian Committee of Agriculture and Forestry Visits Atlanta

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.

Left to right: AIS student Alicia Martinez, Honorary Consul of Poland Lawrence Ashe Parker, German Consul General Christoph Sander, AIS Headmaster Kevin Glass, Mayor Sam Massell, Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, AIS student Liam Heery, and Clair Angelle, Director of International Affairs at the City of Atlanta.

Berlin Wall Dedication Ceremony at the Atlanta International School

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.

Thomas Raufeisen

Author and "Fall of the Wall"-Eyewitness Thomas Raufeisen Visits Atlanta Schools and Universities

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.

German-Italian Memorial Day at Fort Benning, Georgia

German-Italian Memorial Day at Fort Benning, Georgia

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.

U12 Champions of the 2014 German Street Soccer Cup at the Atlanta International School

2014 German Street Soccer Cup at the Atlanta International School

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!

Students next to an original piece of the Berlin Wall at KSU

Students Celebrate 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

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.

The "German Career Day" Team visits Whitewater High School

Mit Deutsch Karriere Machen - German Career Day at Greater Atlanta High Schools

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.

Consul General Christoph Sander with members of the German military stationed in the Southeast

24th Day of German Unity Celebrated in Atlanta

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.

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Special Announcements

The Consulate General will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st, 2014 and on January 1st, 2015. Happy Holidays!

The Consul General

German Consul General Christoph Sander

Consul General Christoph Sander
welcomes you to this website.

The Staff of the German Consulate General Atlanta

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.