German Consulate General Boston

Welcome to Boston!

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General Boston. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide in our Visa, Passport, and Legal section, and Germany-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including details on traveling, studying, and doing business in Germany. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

German Consulate Boston, Bayer AG Co-Sponsor GAIN/GSO Networking Event

On Sunday evening, the German Consulate General Boston and Bayer co-sponsored a GAIN (German Academic International Network/GSO (German Scholars Organization) networking event entitled “Research and Innovation: Researching in Europe” at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

BVK Roadshow Boston 2016

On February 3, 2016, German Consul General Ralf Horlemann opened up the BVK Road Show USA 2016 for institutional investors in Boston.

Wanderung Projection

Consul's New Year's Reception featured Outdoor Video Projection Event "Wanderung"

On the occasion of his New Year’s reception on Tuesday evening, Consul General Ralf Horlemann, in conjunction with Emerson Urban Arts, hosted an immersive, video projection event entitled Wanderung (Migration) at the Goethe-Institut Boston.

First four companies selected to participate in the German Accelerator Life Sciences program in Cambridge

During the 34th JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, the German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) announced the first four companies to participate in its Cambridge-based program.


GAIN Leaders Receive German Consulate Medal

On Thursday, December 10, on the occasion of the German Academic International Network's (GAIN'S) annual Christmas Reception, Cornelia Kröger, Anne-Marie Ziller, and Romy Wichmann were honored for their valuable contributions to the German-American academic community in Boston via their work through GAIN.

CEO Lengauer

A Toast to GALS

On Tuesday evening, Consul General Ralf Horlemann, in the presence of colleagues of the Consular Corps, in particular the Science Consuls of Boston, scientists, researchers, academics, and businessmen and women, toasted to the German Accelerator Life Sciences (GALS) and its new CEO Christoph Lengauer.

Trade representatives

Western MA has a lot to offer

On Tuesday, trade representatives from over 15 countries visited high-tech economy locations around Western MA.


Germany's Digital Economy Ranks Sixth in the World

Germany ranks sixth in the DIGITAL Index, an international comparison of 10 leading digital economies, with 53 out of 100 possible index points.


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The Consul General

The German Consulate in Boston is headed by Consul General Ralf Horlemann.

Visa and Passport Information


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. Focussing on these and many other topics, besides – in no less than 19 languages. On top of which, all the “Facts” can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Refugees and migration

Approximately one million people sought refuge in Germany in 2015. The influx of refugees from crisis regions and war zones is currently determining social policy debates in Germany more strongly than any other topic. The special feature on “Refugees and migration” in the latest issue of DE Magazin Deutschland and on the website presents reports, interviews and profiles that explain how Germany is addressing this enormous task and describe the efforts of policymakers, administrators, institutions and countless volunteers. This issue also includes an interview with Gernot Erler, Special Representative of the Federal Government for the German OSCE Chairmanship in 2016, and an article about Germany’s commitment to the United Nations. 

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Event Calendar

Browse our regional calendar to find out which events are scheduled in the Greater Boston Area.

US-Germany Alumni Organizations

Experiences and friendships to last a lifetime--that is what exchanges to Germany bring. Many organizations exist to cultivate these contacts, and develop new ones. Here we list a few.