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.

New Porsche North America Facility in Atlanta, GA

Porsche Opens New $100 Million Experience Center and Headquarters in Atlanta

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.

Cultural Vistas STEM Tour Group Picture

STEM-Focused Study Tour of Germany for Morehouse & Spelman Students and Faculty

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.

Presidents of Bavarian Universities visit University of North Georgia in Dahlonega

Presidents of Bavarian Universities Visit Southeast for Exchange of Ideas

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.

New Passport and Visa Counters at the German Consulate General Atlanta

Renovation of the Passport and Visa Department at the German Consulate

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.

Logo of Green Talents 2015

Green Talents – International Forum for High-Potentials in Sustainable Development

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has held the prestigious ”Green Talents – International Forum for High Potentials in Sustainable Development” since 2009 to promote the international exchange of innovative green ideas. The award, under the patronage of Minister Professor Johanna Wanka, honours 25 young researchers each year.

For more information please refer to the following flyer or the official website:

ARCH Competition Poster

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: July 15, 2015.

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. 

(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.


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

Deutschsprachige Webseite

Special Announcements

The Consulate General will be closed on May 25th, 2015. Happy Memorial Day and Frohe Pfingsten!

New Telephone Number!

Starting April 1 and until further notice, the Consulate General can only be reached at:
(404) 934-5474

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.