German Consulate General 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).
NEW: Passport applicants from North Carolina and South Carolina can apply for their German Passport at the Honorary Consul in Charlotte, NC.
Please note that only the information given on this GERMANY.INFO WEBSITE is accurate and complete.
Due to construction work, the Consulate General will be closed from Monday, October 23, 2017 until Monday, October 30, 2017. During this period, no consular services on walk-in basis (e.g. notarizations) can be offered.
Honorary Consuls in the Southeast
Did you know that some of the legal and consular services we offer can also be delivered by an Honorary Consul? Find the Honorary Consul in your area...
300 guests from the German-American business community, government, the Atlanta Consular Corps, the armed forces and many other friends and partners followed the invitation of Consul General Detlev Ruenger and his wife Iris for the annual celebration of the Day of German Unity at Ventanas, a beautiful roof-top venue with striking views of Downtown Atlanta and the city's latest attraction, the brand-new Mercedes Benz Arena.
Day of German Unity
From September 12 until October 3, Appalachian State University’s Center for Judaic, Holocaust and Peace Studies hosted the traveling exhibition "Jewish Life in Germany Today."
Georgia Superintendent of School, Richard Woods signed a joint declaration today between the Georgia Department of Education (GaDoE), the German Central Agency for Schools Abroad in Bonn, Germany and the Goethe Institute German Cultural Center in Munich, Germany to cooperate in the coordination and implementation of the German language programs.
On the occasion of the German Parliamentary Elections on Sunday 24th, 2017, the German Consulate General and the Goethe-Zentrum organized a traditional “Wahlparty” (Election Party), which was attended by members of the German-American community.
German Election Party
Registration for the free Climate Course https://mooin.oncampus.de/ClimateCourse is open since September 1st 2017. Thanks to the funding of the German Federal Foreign Office the course is free and open for everyone. The course is given in English and will start on October 1st 2017. Afterwards registration is possible at any time.
MOOC Climate Change
For four days since Saturday, 9 September, the German Consulate General Atlanta acted as the regional crisis center in charge of coordinating support measures for German citizens during Hurricane Irma.