German Consulate New York

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Welcome to New York!

On this website you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide and German-related news and events in the Tri-State-Area.
The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Bermuda, Connecticut (Fairfield County), New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.


Statement by Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Elie Wiesel

In his statement Foreign Minister Steinmeier paid tribute to the life and work of Elie Wiesel who passed away on July 2 at the age of 87. Elie Wiesel was awarded the Knight Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit in September 2014.

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Eye on New York: The Photographs of Charles N. Ruppmann

New York native and former Daily News photographer Charles N. Ruppmann shares a retrospective of his extraordinary news work that captures the spirit of daily life in the Big Apple during the late 1960s, 70s and early 1980s.


MusicTalks: Fantasy for Clarinet, Cello and Piano

On Thursday, May 12, the German Consulate General hosted the interactive concert “MusicTalks” for the second time. Guests were invited to listen to the program “Fantasy for Clarinet, Cello and Piano” in an intimate setting.

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Gregor Huebner and the El Violin Latino Quartet at the German House

Violin, piano and bass infused with batá drums and bongos made for a very Latin American atmosphere at the German House on April 20, when Gregor Huebner and El Violin Latino Quartet took a very appreciative audience on a musical journey.

Portrait von Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on the death of former Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher

"I have just heard here in Dushanbe about the death of Hans-Dietrich Genscher – news that moves me deeply and fills me with great sadness. ...

Guido Westerwelle

Foreign Minister Frank‑Walter Steinmeier issued the following statement in Berlin today (18 March) on the death of his predecessor Guido Westerwelle:

"The death of Guido Westerwelle fills us with profound grief. Today, we have lost someone who, for a whole generation, shaped our country – as Chairman of the FDP, as leader of the opposition and then as Foreign Minister. [...]"

The Consul General

Brita Wagener

Brita Wagener

Appointments for Legal and Consular Matters


Due to high demand for passport and visa application appointments, waiting times for an appointment may be increased. Please consider this while arranging personal travel plans.

Please note that an appointment is necessary for the processing of most legal and consular matters at the Consulate General in New York. To make an appointment, please use our

Appointment System

For further information please click here

Job Openings

job offer

There is currently one job opening at the German House.

Job Openings at Goethe Institut New York

Goethe Institut New York is looking for teachers of German as a second language.

New version of “Facts about Germany” – in 19 languages

Facts about Germany

“Facts about Germany” has everything you need to know about Germany today. How the political system works. The guidelines that define foreign policy. The special characteristics of the economy. What is new in art and culture. The new website features articles, background information, images, charts, films and lots of other modules. All in no less than 19 languages - and on top of that, all the “Facts” can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Donate for Refugees


Want to contribute to refugee relief efforts?  Follow the link to donate to "Aktion Deutschland Hilft," an umbrella charity organization that is the gateway for donating to the refugees arriving in Germany.

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