German Consulate General San Francisco
Welcome to 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.
Please note that for all legal and consular matters (incl. passport, ID Card and Visa applications, Citizenship matters, family law matters ( registration of marriage, name declaration, acknowledgement of divorce), Certifications ( of signature, fotocopies, good conduct) you have to make an appointment through the
Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office:
To avoid appointments in wrong categories, be advised to schedule an appointment on a PC and not by smartphone or tablet.
In an effort to make sure our foreign nationals are well-informed about the impact Super Bowl 50 (Sunday, February 7) may have on touring the San Francisco Bay Area, this will provide with some information from the city and airport.
The city’s site has information on Super Bowl City (January 30 – February 7), general safety, transportation, city services, etc. We suggest in particular that you might disseminate the City’s
FAQ on Public Safety from the website to your constituencies.
The 20th Anniversary Berlin & Beyond Film Festival will take place January 14-17, 2016 at the legendary Castro Theatre, January 18-20, 2016 at the Goethe-Institut San Francisco, and January 31, 2016 at Pacific's Janet Leigh Theatre in Stockton.
Founded in 1996, the festival is a program of San Francisco's branch of the Goethe-Institut and has become one of the largest and most significant German-speaking film festivals outside of Europe.
Berlin & Beyond
Musician, humanist and a symbol of transformation in the events leading to the fall of the Berlin Wall, the maestro Kurt Masur inspired the masses - and not only with his music.
German companies in the US, represented by the GACC and RGIT, presented the 2016 German American Business Outlook Report this week in New York. The GABO shows that German companies expect to expand their production, workforce, and profits in the coming year.
German American Business Outlook
The German Bundestag has voted to approve the deployment of the Bundeswehr in the fight against the so-called Islamic State (IS). Up to 1,200 Bundeswehr troops are to support the international alliance.
Bundestag Approves Syria Mission
US President Barack Obama announced that he will make his fifth trip to Germany in April of this year. President Obama will join Chancellor Angela Merkel in opening the annual Hannover Messe, one of the world’s largest industrial trade fairs.
The German Parliament decided on May 21, 2015, that former Soviet prisoners of war should receive a symbolic payment in recognition of their treatment in German detention. Members of the
Former Soviet Prisoners
We are looking for young people from all over the world interested in a comprehensive, exceptional quality
journalism program with an international broadcaster. Candidates should have journalism experience or be passionate about switching to journalism from technology/IT, economics or the sciences. We are looking for open-minded people full of creative ideas.
Deusche Welle Traineeship