German Embassy, Washington, DC

Spring in Washington DC Enlarge image Spring 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.

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.

Exchange Program Focuses on Welcoming, Integrating Refugees

Apr 27, 2016 |
Exchange participants in Washington, DC

A new transatlantic exchange program is bringing together Germans and Americans active in integration efforts in their local communities. German participants in the Welcoming Communities Transatlantic Exchange have visited US communities this month.

Bundestag Members Check in on CBYX Program

Apr 26, 2016 |
Meeting with CBYX participants

German Bundestag members paid a visit to Washington, DC, last week as part of their annual check-in with participants, alumni, and sponsors of the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX).

Guest Post for Commerce Blog: Ambassador Wittig on Hannover Messe

Apr 25, 2016 |
Ambassador Peter Wittig

"I think this year’s theme of Hannover Messe, 'Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions', is spot on and of interest to both sides of the Atlantic," Ambassador Wittig writes.

On the Road to Hannover Messe

Apr 6, 2016 |
Panel Discussion

With less than a month to go before the Hannover Messe, the German Embassy in cooperation with Siemens USA and The US Department of Commerce hosted an event entitled, “On the Road to Hannover Messe.”

Book of Condolences for Former Foreign Minister Genscher

Apr 1, 2016 |
Embassy flags at half-staff in honor of Hans-Dietrich Genscher

A book of condolences for former Minister of Foreign Affairs Hans-Dietrich Genscher will be available at the Embassy on Monday, April 4, and Tuesday, April 5, between 1 and 5 p.m.

Minister von der Leyen Attends Nuclear Security Summit

Apr 1, 2016 |
Defense Minister von der Leyen arrives at the White House

Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen represented the German Government at the Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC on March 31 and April 1.

Hans-Dietrich Genscher Remembered as Great German, Great European

Apr 1, 2016 |
Hans-Dietrich Genscher

Hans-Dietrich Genscher, who has been called an architect of German unification, served as foreign minister for 18 years from 1974 to 1992. He died Friday in Bonn at the age of 89.

Celia Rogge Exhibit Unveiled in Berlin Bar

Mar 31, 2016 |
Celia Rogge

Ambassador Peter Wittig and his wife, Huberta von Voss-Wittig, unveiled the latest art exhibit in the Berlin Bar at their residence this week. The exhibit highlights the work of Celia Rogge, a German-born photography currently based in New York.

German Admiral Now Deputy Supreme Allied Commander at NATO ACT in Norfolk

Mar 24, 2016 |
Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation, Admiral Nielson

German Admiral Manfred Nielson took over the position of Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation at NATO Allied Command Transformation (ACT) headquarters in Norfolk, VA today. He is now the highest ranking German officer in NATO.

Book of Condolences for Former Foreign Minister Westerwelle

Mar 21, 2016 |
Book of Condolences for former Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle

A book of condolences for former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Guido Westerwelle, will be available at the Embassy for all those who wish to convey their remembrances on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22 and 23, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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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.