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.
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.
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.
German Teacher Exchange
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.
Steinmeier Travels to USA
AIS welcomes applications from dedicated and enthusiastic professionals for the position of German primary school teacher.
The Georgia Skill Road Show connects high schools, businesses and universities and showcases successful apprenticeship partnerships to facilitate dialogue between important community stakeholders.
Georgia Skills Road Show
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.
Federal Service Language Academy
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
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.
Order of Merit
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.
Memorandum of Understanding
Congratulations to Campbell High School for winning all three prizes of the "How Do I Live Greener - Greenopoly" School Competition!
Greenopoly School Competition
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.
Commemorative Football Friendly
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.
German Christmas Market
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.
German-American Friendship Award