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.

Ambassador Wittig To Throw Out First Pitch at Reds Ballpark

Aug 26, 2015 |
Cincinnati Reds

German Ambassador Peter Wittig will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 5. This is his first trip to Cincinnati as Ambassador.

2015 Ambassadors Conference: Managing Crises, Shaping the Future

Aug 25, 2015 | Federal Foreign Office
Ambassadors' Conference

This year’s Ambassadors Conference was dedicated to the topic “Managing crises, shaping the future.” It drew not only the 200‑odd heads of German missions abroad to Berlin.

#BeyondBerlinWall: The Final Journey

Aug 14, 2015 |
Berlin Wall

As the Berlin Wall piece was transported through DC, passersby tweeted and posted photos of its journey. Using the hashtag #BeyondBerlinWall, we were able to collect some of the best images of the day.

Berlin Wall Piece Finds Home at the US Diplomacy Center

Aug 14, 2015 |
Berlin Wall

For nearly a year, the German Embassy has been honored to host an extraordinary piece of the Berlin Wall on its property. This week, with the help of the Atlantic Council, DB Schenker, and the State Department, it was transported to its permanent location: the US Diplomacy Center.

A Week of CBYX ‘Hellos’ and ‘Goodbyes’ in Washington

Jul 30, 2015 |
Outgoing American CBYX for Young Professionals participants visit Congressman Glenn 'GT' Thompson (PA-5) in his Capitol Hill office, July 27, 2015.

As the returning German CBYX for Young Professionals participants reflected on their year spent immersed in American work and culture, the outbound American scholarship holders prepared for their transatlantic journeys and thanked their representatives on Capitol Hill for the opportunity.

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Special Announcement

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The Legal and Consular Department of the Embassy will be closed on September 3, 2015, and on September 7, 2015 (Labor Day).

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

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