German Consulate General Houston


For requests within the administrative district of the Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany in Dallas (Counties Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Hood, Hunt, Johnson, Kaufmann, Parker, Rockwell, Tarant and Wise of the State of Texas) please contact until further notice, exclusively the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Houston, Phone: +1-713-627-7770, E-Mail:  houston%27%diplo%27%de,info

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Welcome to Houston!

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Houston. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including travel, study, doing business in Germany and much more. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Join us for lunch on September 1st!

The German-American business community of Houston welcomes German Consul General Thomas H. Meister and Stefanie Jehlitschka, President & CEO of the GACC South.  Join Mr. Meister and Mrs. Jehlitschka for lunch and learn what their plans and visions are for the business community.

Alexander von Humboldt

The Vision of Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. But what is behind the legend?

Wanted! Heidelberg University Alumni and Friends

You are cordially invited to participate in the HAUS 10th Annual National Meeting the weekend of September 22-24, 2017 in New Orleans.

Experience Germany

Discover topics, find information, view videos, take part in the Germany Quiz and in online voting, interact with others.

Germany’s candidacy for a seat on the Security Council in 2019/20

Germany is seeking to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Former Foreign Minister Steinmeier announced the candidacy for 2019/20 in Hamburg on June 27th. The elections are expected to take place at the General Assembly in June 2018.

Would you like to get to know the German Parliament?

The International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag (IPS) gives well-qualified young people with a strong interest in politics the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany’s system of parliamentary government.

#youforG20 – is looking for your project!

Does your project support social engagement at the municipal level? Does it help to enhance gender equality? Does it protect the environment or the climate? Does it promote participation on the part of young people or foster social entrepreneurship? Anything that helps to improve people’s lives can be entered into the competition!

Bundestagswahl 2017

Bundestag Election 2017!

Germans who reside outside the Federal Republic of Germany and no longer have a domicile within the federal territory may be eligible to vote in the election in September 2017.

Deadline for Applications for One-Time Payment to Former Soviet Prisoners of War to Expire

The German Parliament decided on May 21, 2015, that former Soviet prisoners of war should receive a symbolic payment in recognition of their treatment in German detention.

Changes in the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA

Please check the website of the German Federal Foreign Office to learn more about the recent changes to the U.S. Visa Waiver Program and ESTA. Important Information


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The Consul General

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The Consulate General in Houston is headed by Consul General Thomas H. MEISTER

Schedule an Appointment

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All German Passports, ID Cards and Visa Applicants need to arrange for an appointment in order to hand in their applications. Certifications of Signatures, Affidavit of Support, Life Certificates as well as German Sales Tax Refunds will also require an appointment.

Appointments can only be made online. Every family member needs a separate appointment.

Important Information – Visas for Hungary and Austria


The German Consulate General Houston is accepting visa applications for Austria (residents of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas only) and Hungary. You will find more information about the Visa requirements on our website.

German Election 2017

Aug 23, 2017 11:37 PM

Christian Lindner, FDP's top candidate, sets out vision for German economy, refugee policy

In a DW interview, the German liberal party head attacked Angela Merkel's refugee policy, claiming that asylum request processing takes too long. Instead, he is campaigning for a "four-door" immigration policy.

Aug 23, 2017 1:45 PM

Trailing Merkel, Martin Schulz says he wants US nukes removed from Germany

Social Democrat Martin Schulz has vowed to remove US nuclear weapons from Germany's soil if he defeats Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming election. Schulz's SPD has 24 percent support, according to the latest poll.

Aug 23, 2017 1:15 PM

The FDP's feisty Christian Lindner: the king of the kingmakers

Thirty-eight-year-old Christian Lindner will lead the Free Democrats as they attempt to rejoin the Bundestag. The FDP could well help form the next government, but for now it's going on the attack.

Aug 23, 2017 10:52 AM

In the liberal FDP stronghold of Strande, life's a beach

"The party of the better earners" - it's a tagline that Germany's liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) has long sought to shake off. DW's Kate Brady reports from Strande, where the reputation holds true.

Aug 22, 2017 9:08 PM

Erdogan voting advice for German elections splits Turkish community

The Turkish president has called on Turks living in Germany to not vote for "enemies of Turkey." Will his call be heeded or ignored? DW's Christoph Ricking went to the heart of Cologne's Turkish neighborhood to find out.

Daily News from Germany -

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Please find here the daily news from Germany

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