German Consulate General Los Angeles


Construction Sign, (c) Enlarge image Construction Sign (© Due to construction work, the visitor area of the German Consulate General of Los Angeles will be closed from March 20 until approximately the end of May 2017. For updated information, please regularly check this website.

During this time the passport and visa section will not be able to process any applications, but we will remain available by phone and email.

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.

Changing of the Guard

Arizona German Honorary Consul Changing of the Guard

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann presided over the official ceremony in Phoenix on March 24 to bid farewell to outgoing German Honorary Consul in Arizona, Dr. Helge Jordan, and to inaugurate his successor, Mr. Wolf Kaufmann.

Hans Eberhard presentation

Hans W. Eberhard Receives Commendation from the County of Los Angeles

On Friday, March 10, Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann hosted a small reception in honor of Hans W. Eberhard who received a Commendation from the County of Los Angeles for 50 years of Distinguished Service to the German-American community.

ELEEP dinner

ELEEP Young Professionals in Los Angeles

Deputy Consul General Steinbrenner met with members of the Emerging Leaders in Environmental and Energy Policy Network (ELEEP) during their visit to California to explore climate change adaption with a focus on water scarcity.

Sister Cities Plaza Dedication

LA’s Newest Park Dedicated to Sister Cities

Consul General Hans Jörg Neumann attended the ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the dedication of the Los Angeles Sister City Plaza in San Pedro.  The city’s newest park will feature 25 flags that represent each Sister City of Los Angeles. This year, Berlin and Los Angeles will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sister City partnership. 

Oscar reception for German nominees

Celebrating German Oscar Nominees in Los Angeles

On Saturday, German Films, Villa Aurora and the German Consulate General hosted a reception in honor of this year’s German Oscar nominees. The annual event celebrates German film and shines a spotlight on German filmmakers in Los Angeles.

McCloy Fellowships on Global Trends

Call for Applications: McCloy Fellowships on Global Trends

The American Council on Germany is currently seeking applications for the McCloy Fellowships on Global Trends. The fellowships allow for American and German experts from journalism, the public sector, think tanks, nonprofits, law, and cultural organizations to research and assess the most pressing topics on the transatlantic agenda while engaging with their counterparts overseas. Applications are due May 31, 2017. Please visit link for more information:

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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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The Treaty of Rome – 60 years on – why is it cause to celebrate?

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The Berlinale Africa Hub

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A lot more than the Berlinale – film in Germany

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More to come – AArtists in Residence to stay on roof

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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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Dual training schemes in Germany - making a successful career start

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Dual Training in Germany

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Studying as a foreign student in Germany

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Citizens for Europe – on the streets, in dialogue

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The New German President

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German-French Prize for Human Rights and the Rule of Law

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Women in the United Nations: One Billion Rising

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Germany for United Nations Security Council 2019-20

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Guardian of our Values: The German Constitutional Court