German Consulate General Los Angeles


Construction Sign, (c) Enlarge image Construction Sign (© Due to construction work at the German Consulate General of Los Angeles, the passport and visa section will not be able to process any applications from January 16 until March 31, 2017.

Please make an appointment to apply for a Schengen Visa at the following German missions in the US:






To apply for a National Visa (more than 90 days), please make an appointment with the German Consulate General of San Francisco

Applicants who have received a visa from the German Consulate General of Los Angeles since June 2014 or who have already submitted fingerprints to the Schengen authorities during a past visa application with another Schengen State are asked to send their applications to the German Consulate General of Los Angeles through the US Postal Service.

Please make an appointment to apply for a passport at the following Honorary Consuls or at any of the other German missions in the US:

Honorary Consul Denver

Honorary Consul Las Vegas

Honorary Consul Phoenix

Honorary Consul Salt Lake City

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Welcome to Los Angeles!

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in Los Angeles. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide as well as German-related news and events in our geographical area of jurisdiction.

The Consulate General's area of jurisdiction covers the California counties of Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura and the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Utah.

Please note our German language website features information and news relevant for German citizens.

Thomas Mann house

Germany Buys Thomas Mann’s Los Angeles Home

The Federal Republic of Germany is the new owner of the Thomas Mann house in Los Angeles where the Nobel Prize-winning novelist lived from 1942 to 1952 and wrote “Dr. Fautus” and “The Holy Sinner.”

"Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach"

German Foreign Office Opens “Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach” Exhibition in Los Angeles

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann and Michael Reiffenstuel, Federal Foreign Office Deputy Director General of Culture and Communication, along with the General  Directors of the three participating German museums, attended the press preview and opening reception for the “Renaissance and Reformation: German Art in the Age of Dürer and Cranach” exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles.

Neuroscience in Germany Pavilion in San Diego

German Pavilion at Neuroscience 2016 in San Diego

Deputy Consul General Kathrin Steinbrenner traveled to San Diego for Neuroscience 2016 where she met with German scientists and participants taking part in the 46th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

Spiritual Standards House Concert

House Concert with Spiritual Standards

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann hosted a house concert at his residence given by German jazz performers Markus Burger and Jan von Klewitz. The concert is part of celebrations to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. 

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PASCH and German Language Diploma Award Ceremony in Denver, CO

Deputy Consul General Kathrin Steinbrenner visited Denver, Colorado, where she presented two schools with the prestigious PASCH Award, and handed out German language diplomas to Cherry Creek High School students.

Holdiay Card Contest

German Consulate Holiday Card Art Contest

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann was delighted to welcome the winners from area German language schools who participated in the German Consulate’s “Holiday Card” art contest.

German Currents 2016

German Currents Los Angeles Film Festival 2016

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann attended the opening of the 10th annual German Currents Film Festival at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood on October 20. The festival showcases the best of recent German cinema.

Los Angeles -Berlin Sister City Committee Oktoberfest

Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City Committee Celebrates Oktoberfest

The Los Angeles-Berlin Sister City Committee celebrated its annual Oktoberfest with a festive garden party at the residence of Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann.

Day of German Unity 2016

Celebrating the Day of German Unity in Los Angeles

Over 500 guests attended the annual Day of German Unity reception hosted by the German Consulate General Los Angeles to celebrate the 26th anniversary of the reunification of Germany. 

German Language Diploma

German Language Diplomas Awarded to GASA Students

Vice Consul Peter Schmitt and Vera Dindoyal, German Language Consultant for the Central Agency for Schools Abroad, were honored to present 18 students of the German American School Association with German Language Diplomas at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles on September 10.

Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Steinmeier on the death of Walter Scheel

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier today (24 August) issued the following statement on the death of Walter Scheel: “I am saddened by the death of Walter Scheel. The staff of the Federal Foreig...

German Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe

German Health Minister in LA for Talks on US Healthcare Policy

German Federal Minister of Health Hermann Gröhe and his delegation visited Los Angeles on their fact-finding tour of the United States to gain greater knowledge of healthcare policy in the US.

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Holiday Closure

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The Consulate will be closed on December 26, 2016 and on January 2, 2017.

The Consul General

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann welcomes you to this website.

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” (incl. the new book for young adults in 9 languages) can be downloaded as an e-paper.

Video Archive

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From German capital to sustainability capital: the UN Campus in Bonn

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Cultural Preservation – A Program of the German Foreign Ministry

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New perspectives: AArtist in residence at the Foreign Office

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The German-Chinese Exchange Year for School Pupils and Young People 2016

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Moving people – and opening up society

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Moving people – with games

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Moving people – with street football

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Menschen bewegen – on stilts

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Moving People – with Medical Technology

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Menschen bewegen 2016

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Neither Boomtown nor Hypezig – just Leipzig

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Germany’s Cross-Cultural Music Scene

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My Germany: Undertaker Vildane Uludağ

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My Germany: Poetry Slammer and Writer Sulaiman Masomi

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The UN's Bonn Headquarters - the Success Story Continues

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My Germany – Actor Dayan Kodua

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The Humboldt-Forum in the new Berlin

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German-Israeli Youth Congress 2015: a Video Diary

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2019 - The Bauhaus Centenary

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My Germany: „District Mother“ Hanin Krimmling

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Science on Stage: Science Slam

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Training for the Fast Track Diplomatic Service

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Behind the scenes at the Berlinale: The interpreters

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Tourists work as volunteers for homeless people

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Dresden Flies the Flag for Openness and Tolerance

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Season's Greetins from the German Foreign Office

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Schwibbögen: a Christmas woodcraft from the Erzgebirge mountains

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Frohes Fest und guten Rutsch

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The club scene of Berlin

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It's the World Wide Web's 25th anniversary - so what does the Internet mean to Germans?

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The baking diploma for non-Germans

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Destination Germany: Climbing in the Sächsische Schweiz