German Embassy, Washington, DC

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

The Ambassador and Departments section provides you with information about the Ambassador, as well as the work and services of the embassy departments.

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.

Gauck: Europe Without United States Would Represent Historic Setback

Oct 7, 2015 |
Federal President Gauck in Washington, DC

Writing in the Washington Post, Federal President Gauck, who is meeting with President Obama today, called for an even stronger transatlantic alliance and argues that US-European cooperation is more important than ever.

2015 German-American Day Celebrated in Friendship Garden

Oct 6, 2015 |
German-American Day 2015

The 28th annual German-American Day was celebrated in the restored and blooming German-American Friendship Garden on the National Mall on the morning of Oct. 6, 2015. The celebration coincided with the visit of Federal President Joachim Gauck on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of German reunification.

Kreis Resident Officers Receive German-American Friendship Award

Oct 4, 2015 |
Kreis Resident Officers

A group of Kreis Resident Officers received the German-American Friendship Award in a ceremony held at the residence of Ambassador Peter Wittig. Emerson Brown, Robert Hennemeyer and Stanley Schiff received their awards on September 29 for their help in rebuilding Germany after World War II.

Ambassador Wittig's Monthly Video Message

Sep 22, 2015 |
A Message From the Ambassador

Ambassador Wittig films a monthly video on current events in Germany and the US. Germany has recently welcomed thousands of refugees from the Middle East and northern Africa. This mass migration has posed challenges for Germany and the EU.

Ambassador Wittig: A Litmus Test of Our Solidarity

Sep 16, 2015 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"The refugee crisis is a litmus test of our solidarity," Ambassador Wittig writes in the Huffington Post. "Europe as a whole must act and the member states must share responsibility for refugees seeking asylum."

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Special Announcement


The Legal and Consular Section (including Passport and Visa Section) of the German Embassy in Washington will be closed for renovation work from September 24  until September 28, 2015.

Attention – Embassy Location

The German Embassy

German Embassy
4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007

(202) 298-4000

(202) 298-4224 (Passport & Visa)

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Ambassador Peter Wittig

Ambassador Peter Wittig

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.

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Employment Opportunities

The following positions at the Embassy are available. Job description, qualifications, deadline for applications and other information are found in the announcement.