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.


"Wheels Up" At Airbus Plant in Mobile, Alabama

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...

Consul General Detlev Ruenger with new Honorary Consul Clemens Schmitz-Justen (right) and former Honorary Consul Wolf Stromberg (left)

Clemens Schmitz-Justen Announced as New Honorary Consul in South Carolina

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 Competition

Euro Challenge Competition for Students & Teachers

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.

Deputy Consul General Thomas Wülfing highlights various German initiatives connecting business and education

1st German Business and Education Summit

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.

TU9 USA Roadshow

TU9 USA Roadshow - Research Opportunities in Germany

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.

Entrance of the German Consulate General in Atlanta

Changing of the Guards at Atlanta's Consulate General

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.

Climat Diplomacy Day 2015

Climate Diplomacy Day Focused on Health Impacts of Climate Change

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.

105-year-old passport applicant at German Consulate Atlanta

German Consul General Welcomes 105-Year-Old Passport Applicant

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.

Climate Diplo Day 2015

International Youth Summit on Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability 2015

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.

Georgia Superintendent of Schools, Richard Woods, and German Consul General Christoph Sander

Georgia Schools will Offer German Language Certificate – Level I

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.

Internationales Parlamentsstipendium (IPS)

International Parliamentary Scholarship Applications Open

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.

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.


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

Deutschsprachige Webseite

New Telephone Number!

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

The Consul General

Consul General Detlev Rünger

Consul General Detlev Ruenger
welcomes you to this website.

The Staff of the German Consulate General Atlanta

The 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.