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.

Germanwings - Lufthansa

Flight 4U9525: German Government Reacts to Tragic News of Crash

Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed her deep shock at the tragic news of the crash of Germanwings flight 4U9525. The flight, bound for Düsseldorf from Barcelona, was carrying 144 passengers and 6 crewmembers when it went down in the southern France on Tuesday morning.

German Exchange Teachers at Whitewater High School

Thriving German Teacher Exchange Program at Whitewater High School

The students at Whitewater High School have the benefit of several visiting German teachers from the University of Paderborn and the Robert Bosch Gesamtschule in Hildesheim this school year. The visiting teachers do not only assist with daily German language instruction but also share their personal cultural background and experiences with the students.

State Department meeting

Steinmeier Travels to Washington, Atlanta

In Washington, the Foreign Minister met with Secretary of State Kerry to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the current nuclear negotiations with Iran. An Atlanta, he met with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and visited the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site.

Atlanta International School

German Teacher Needed at Atlanta International School

AIS welcomes applications from dedicated and enthusiastic professionals for the position of German primary school teacher.

Georgia Skills Road Show

Georgia Skills Road Show Connects Schools and Businesses

The Georgia Skill Road Show connects high schools, businesses and universities and showcases successful apprenticeship partnerships to facilitate dialogue between important community stakeholders.

Foreign Service Language Academy

Study German this Summer at the University of North Georgia

Interested in studying German? The University of North Georgia will host the fifth summer language academy for high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in June and July 2015.

Studierende mit Laptop

Working, training and studying in Germany

Germany is an attractive immigration destination. This country is open to qualified professionals, students and researchers moving here from all over the world. 

International Competition on Planetary Urbanism

International Competition on Planetary Urbanism

Are you studying architecture? Do you work in geosciences, urban planning or economics? Or are you a designer with an interest in information technologies? If you are interested in urbanisation and new technologies, the ARCH+ competition might be right for you! Submission deadline: April 30, 2015

(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.

Winners of the 1st Prize in the "How do I live greener - Greenopoly" Competition

Campbell High School Wins "Greenopoly" School Competition

Congratulations to Campbell High School for winning all three prizes of the "How Do I Live Greener - Greenopoly" School Competition!

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.

German Consulate General booth at the German Christmas Market at the Atlanta International School

German Christmas Market at the Atlanta International School

Despite the cold and the rain, the German-American community in and around Atlanta very much enjoyed the annual German Christmas Market at the Atlanta International School this past 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.


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

Deutschsprachige Webseite

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.