German Embassy, Washington, DC

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

4645 Reservoir Road NW

Washington, DC 20007

Phone (202) 298-4000

Phone (202) 298-4224 (Passport & Visa)

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.

Our Visa, Passport, Legal section provides 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 Peter Wittig Alt Text

Ambassador Peter Wittig

Peter Wittig has served as German Ambassador to the United States since April 2014.

Deputy Chief of Mission Boris Ruge

The Ambassador is supported in his role by the Deputy Chief of Mission, who represents the Ambassador inside and outside the Embassy in all areas.

Office Hours and Official Closures

Click here to find our office hours and a list of holidays on which we are closed.


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. However, small items such as cell phones can be placed in lockers for the duration of your visit.

Regional Specifications

All visa and passport applicants have to schedule an appointment:

Visa Appointment Procedure

Passport Appointment Procedure

Employment Opportunities

At present, there are no open positions. Please check back here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for announcements of job opportunities.