German Consulate New York

At night the Empire State Building is illuminated in the colors black, red and gold.

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.

Magda Gartner and Allison McAuley

Gramercy Opera: An Enchanting Evening of Operatic Performances

New York’s Newest Opera Company, Gramercy Opera, presents an enchanting evening of operatic performances by emerging stars: Soprano Allison McAuley and Mezzo Soprano Magda Gartner. This is the company's second offering of the season filling the German Consulate on January 19th with a musical journey through time and languages with some of Opera's most beloved duets

Dancing and Entertainment at the 57th Quadrille Ball

The 57th Quadrille Ball

Enjoy a magical night of dancing and entertainment at the 57th Quadrille Ball on January 28, 2017 at The Pierre Hotel in New York. The Quadrille, the highlight of the German-American social calendar, promotes transatlantic friendship and understanding.


Beethoven and His Legacy: Mannes Sounds Festival 2017

On Thursday, February 23, at 6:30 PM, Mannes Sounds yearlong 2017 Festival is proud to present at the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany a tribute to one of the greatest and most influential composers of all times, Ludwig van Beethoven.

The Bamberg Symphony 2017 US Tour

Bamberg Symphony to return to the United States for coast-to-coast, nine-city tour

Returning to the US for the first time since 2012, the storied Bamberg Symphony of Germany will embark on a nine-city tour with stops in New Brunswick, NJ on February 7 and at Carnegie Hall on February 8.

Lucas Cranach the Elder, Martin Luther

Luther’s Legacy Comes to New York City at the Morgan Library & Museum

Challenging the Pope as well as the Emperor, Martin Luther’s 95 theses in 1517 started a revolution in the small town of Wittenberg that quickly spread far beyond German borders. The exhibition “Word and Image” opening at the Morgan Library & Museum on October 7, with support from German Foreign Ministry, explores how the Reformation was launched using text, media and art to spread its message.

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 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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