German Consulate General San Francisco

Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General in San Francisco. Here you will find information on our services of passport and visa, the work of our Consulate General, news related to Germany as well as German institutions and activities in our area of jurisdiction.

Our area of jurisdiction covers the Pacific Northwest of the United States: Northern California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming and the U.S. territories Baker, Howland, Jarvis, Johnston Islands, Midway and Palmyra island.

Our German language website features information relevant for German citizens. 

For all Passport, ID Card, Visa and Citizenship matters applicants need to arrange for an appointment through our website

Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office

Starting May 15, 2014 fingerprints will be taken from all visa applicants at the German Consulate General in San Francisco.

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German Deputy Secretary of Economics Brigitte Zypries promotes German start-ups in Silicon Valley

Jun 9, 2014 | german@info
Zypries und Rothen Feier

The Deputy Secretary of Economics of the German government, Ms Brigitte Zypries, traveled to San Francisco and Silicon Valley from June 7 through 14, 2014, to promote the German start-up scene and establish ties within the founder communities of the Bay Area and Germany.

Ambassador Peter Wittig Starts His Work in Washington

Apr 30, 2014 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig has begun his work in Washington, DC. He was most recently Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations in New York.

BASF invests in California's Top Research Universities

Apr 3, 2014 |
From left to right: Former College of Chemistry Dean Richard Mathies, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, BASF President of Process Research and Chemical Engineering Peter Schuhmacher, BASF President of Biological and Effect Systems Research Harald Lauke, College of Chemistry Dean Douglas Clark, UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, former California Governor Gray Davis, Professor of Chemistry and CARA Director Peidong Yang celebrate cutting the ribbon to officially open the CARA center.

On April 2, 2014, BASF representatives, the Chancellors of UC Berkeley and UCLA, and former Governor of California, Gray Davis, officially opened the new California Research Alliance by BASF (CARA) with a ribbon cutting ceremony in presence of the German Consul General Peter Rothen, followed by a scientific symposium.

Order of Merit awarded to Karl Pfeiffer

Mar 5, 2014 |
Consul General Peter Rothen awarded Order of Merit to Mr. Pfeiffer

On Tuesday, March 4, Consul General Peter Rothen honored Mr Karl Pfeiffer with the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in a ceremony held at the German Residence in San Francisco.

85-year-old Survivor Re-Obtains German Citizenship 75 Years After Escape on "Kindertransport"

Feb 26, 2014 |
German Consul General Rothen (right) congratulates Survivor Leo M. Horovitz on reobtaining German citizenship

A certificate confirming his German citizenship was handed over to Leo M. Horovitz by Consul General Peter Rothen on February 25 at the German Residence in San Francisco.

Alumni of Hamburg University open new chapter in San Francisco

Feb 22, 2014 |
Presentation at Smaato, Inc. offices

On February 21, 2014, the alumni of the University of Hamburg came together to open their new local chapter in San Francisco.

EIT ICT Labs convene in German Consulate General in San Francisco

Feb 14, 2014 |
Round table at the German Consulate General

On Thursday, 13 February 2014, the EIT ICT Labs organized a round table at the German Consulate General in order to discuss their plans to connect the EIT ICT Labs ecosystem to the IT innovation ecosystem of the Bay Area. German Consul General Peter Rothen hosted the meeting.

Ambassador Ammon Speaks to Business, Policy and Education Leaders in California

Jan 29, 2014 |
Visiting UC Merced in Central Valley with Rep. Costa

We've collected all the tweets, photos and news reports on Ambassador Ammon's recent visit to California, where he spoke to leaders in business, government and education from San Diego to San Francisco about TTIP, the Skills Initiative and German innovation.

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The Consul General

The head of the Consulate General in San Francisco, Consul General Peter Rothen, welcomes you to this website

Event Calendar: Germany in the Pacific Northwest

Whenever you cannot visit Germany in person, rest assured that there are often events in your area that will bring you closer to Germany. Browse our regional calendar below to find out which events are scheduled in the Pacific Northwest.

Event Calendar