German Embassy, Washington, DC

Capitol Hill in Washington DC Enlarge image Capitol Hill in Washington DC (© iStock) Welcome to the German Embassy in Washington, DC, the official representation of the Federal Government of Germany in the United States.

In our Visa, Passport, Legal section you will find information on the numerous consular and legal services for US residents and German citizens within the Embassy's area of consular jurisdiction: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Team Germany Places 5th in First Global Robotics Challenge

Jul 19, 2017 |
Team Germany at First Global robotics challenge in Washington, DC

A team of eleventh-graders from Stuttgart and their robot, "Werner," placed 5th out of 162 teams from all over the world at the First Global robotics challenge.

Thank You to US Air Force for Rescuing German Citizens off Coast of Florida

Jul 14, 2017 |
Preparing to dive into the ocean

"Your rescue forces performed a remarkable feat, thus adding yet another, especially impressive act to the countless examples of friendship between our two nations,” Ambassador Wittig writes in a letter to Secretary of the Air Force Wilson.

Book of Condolences for Helmut Kohl

Jun 19, 2017 |
Flags at half-staff for former Chancellor Helmut Kohl

A book of condolences will be open at the German Embassy on Tuesday, June 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and on Wednesday, June 21, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. for all those who wish to convey their remembrances.

Handball Star Henning Fritz Asks: Can the Sport Make it in the USA?

Jun 15, 2017 |
Henning Fritz (center) with members of the DC Diplomats handball team

On a recent visit to the German Embassy Washington, Henning Fritz debated how to popularize the lighting-fast, high-scoring, physically demanding sport of handball with representatives of the Washington area’s premiere handball club: the DC Diplomats.

Ambassador Wittig on PBS NewsHour: Good and Productive Relationship

Jun 1, 2017 |
Ambassador Wittig on PBS NewsHour

"The chancellor has been committed to transatlantic relations, to a friendship with the U.S. right from the start of her career as few other leaders have been," Ambassador Wittig said in the interview with anchor Judy Woodruff.

Markus Lüpertz in America: German Artist Marks First U.S. Retrospective

May 26, 2017 |
Markus Lüpertz: Donald Ducks Heimkehr, detail (Donald Ducks Homecoming, detail), 1963

Markus Lüpertz, one of Germany's most significant—and enigmatic—postwar artists, believes in the painter's mandate to explain the world. At his first major museum retrospective in the United States, visitors to DC’s Phillips Collection and Hirshhorn Museum this summer can immerse themselves in his practice over five decades.

Gabriel Back in Washington: Transatlantic Partnership Benefits Both Sides

May 18, 2017 | Federal Foreign Office
Foreign Minister Gabriel and Secretary of State Tillerson

Foreign Minister Gabriel noted positively after his talks with his counterpart, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: “That was a really good conversation!”

Ambassador Wittig: Dual Education - A Competitor to College

May 5, 2017 |
Worker in a protective mask works on vehicles

"The success of the German apprenticeship model builds on the conviction that it is an equivalent alternative to college education," Ambassador Wittig writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed.

Chancellor Merkel Receives Holocaust Museum's Elie Wiesel Award

Apr 25, 2017 |
Screenshot from video

In accepting the award on behalf of Chancellor Merkel, Ambassador Wittig said: "The lessons we have learned from our history are our moral compass. They define our values today. Our past makes it our duty to combat all forms of anti-Semitism, racism, xenophobia and intolerance."

German Immigrant’s Drawing of Hamburg Shipyard Returns to Home City

Mar 30, 2017 |
William Karl Wilburn

William Karl Wilburn is donating the drawing his great-grandfather made in 1855 of Hamburg's Reiherstieg shipyard to the city's history museum. "I felt that it should be given new life."

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Ambassador Peter Wittig

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Ambassador Peter Wittig represents German interests in the United States and works to foster and deepen German-American relations in the political, economic and cultural spheres.

Closing Announcement

The Embassy and Legal & Consular Department will be closed on Wednesday, September 6.

Closing Announcement


The Legal and Consular Section of the German Embassy in Washington DC will be closed from Thursday, October 12 to Monday, October 16, 2017.

Office Hours

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Important Notice


For security reasons it is not allowed to bring cell phones, laptops, tablets and similar electronic devices onto the premises of the German Embassy. Visitors carrying unauthorized objects will not be granted entry.

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Employment Opportunities

At present, there are no open positions. Please check the website regularly for announcements of job opportunities.