German Consulate General Boston

Welcome to Boston!

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Welcome to the website of the German Consulate General Boston. Here you will find information on Germany, the consular services we provide in our Visa, Passport, and Legal section, and Germany-related news and events in our area. We offer a wide spectrum of information, including details on traveling, studying, and doing business in Germany. Our German language website features information and news relevant to German citizens. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont

Consul General Nicole Menzenbach

Consul General Nicole Menzenbach

Now, more than ever, it is important for us to engage in an even deeper open dialogue to enhance mutual understanding across the Atlantic. Our mission is to strengthen this interchange, especially within the science, innovation & business community.

Consul General Nicole Menzenbach

Appointments, Hours, Official Holidays

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Three Copley Place, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116

Phone: (617) 369 4900

*We validate parking for the Copley Place Central Garage

We are located inside the Copley Place Shopping Mall, on the corner of Dartmouth and Huntington St., Copley Square, Boston

Due to security reasons, please bring a picture ID to get access to the office towers at Copley Place.

No guns, knives or other potential arms are permitted to the Consulate office or visitor waiting area!

No pets, except service dogs, are permitted to the Consulate office or visitor waiting area!

For security reasons you are kindly asked to keep your luggage to a minimum when coming to the Consulate. Please do not bring suitcases or large bags and backpacks. The Consulate General reserves the right to refuse entry to customers with bulky luggage. There is no temporary storage facility for such pieces of luggage.

How to reach us:

By Subway

Take the GREEN LINE to Copley. Walk across square along the Boston Public Library. Enter Copley Place Shopping Mall through Westin Hotel. Walk through Westin Hotel Lobby into Copley Place Mall. Follow directions below.

Take the ORANGE LINE to Back Bay Station. Upon exiting the Station onto Dartmouth Street, cross Dartmouth Street. Enter through Mall Entrance next to Neiman Marcus. Take Escalator up one level. Walk straight to the center of the mall to the central elevators. Follow directions below.

By car from the West

Take the Mass. Pike to Copley Square exit (Bear right for Copley). Upon exiting from tunnel/ramp stay left and turn left on Dartmouth Street. Stay left for one block. Turn left at Westin Hotel, onto Huntington Avenue. At next set of lights, turn left on arrow into Copley Place Parking Garage (address of parking garage: 100 Huntington Ave.). Park in Red Garage, if possible. Take Central Elevators to SKYLOBBY.

By car from North/South

Take Route 93 to Storrow Drive exit. Get onto Storrow Drive west. Exit Storrow Drive at Copley Square exit (Exit is on the LEFT). There is a set of lights at end of exit ramp -- turn right onto Beacon street. Follow Beacon Street to Exeter Street. Turn left onto Exeter Street. Stay on Exeter Street to end of street. Exeter ends at Huntington Avenue at the set of traffic lights. Go straight through intersection into the Copley Place Parking Garage. Park in Red Garage, if possible. Take Central Elevators to SKYLOBBY.

The Copley Place Parking Garage entrance is located at Huntington Avenue opposite Exeter Street.

(Parking validation is available at the Consulate for a discounted parking rate at the Copley Place Parking Garage.)

Directions within Copley Place Shopping Mall

Go to the central elevators. Take elevator up to SKYLOBBY, located above shops. Exit elevator and walk straight through glass doors to registeration desk. After registering, enter the first office tower located on your right-hand side (“Three Copley Place”). Then take the elevator up to the 5th floor. Exit the elevator and turn left.

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

Please note: Specific questions about Visas, as well as appointments, CANNOT be answered over the phone. Appointments are made exclusively online. Due to high volume, we kindly ask that you refrain from calling our phone lines to request an appointment. To get in touch with us, please write us an email or use the contact form

Information on passport and consular/legal matters can be answered by phone ONLY during the following times:

Monday through Thursday between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Visitor Hours
Appointments are necessary for all visitors. Visitor hours are between 9:00 am and 12:00 pm. Appointments for visa applications and passports can ONLY be reserved online. Due to high volume, we kindly ask that you refrain from calling our phone lines to request an appointment.

Passport Section
by appointment only

Visa Section
by appointment only

Other Consular Services

by appointment only

The Consulate will be closed on the following holidays:

January 1New Year's Day
January 20Martin Luther King Day
April 10Good Friday
April 13Easter Monday
May 8Day of Liberation from National Socialism
May 25Memorial Day
June 1Pentecost
July 3Independence Day
September 7Labor Day
November 26Thanksgiving
December 24Christmas Eve
December 25Christmas Day
December 31New Year's Eve


German Consulate General


Nicole Menzenbach, Consul General




+1 617 369 49 00

Postal address

Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Three Copley Place, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02116, USA.


Three Copley Place, Suite 500, Boston, MA 02116.

Administrative / consular district

Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont


Passport, Visa, Legal, Science, Culture, Press & Public Affairs



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Behördensprachen im Gastland: Englisch

Hinweis: Bei Benutzung einer Telefon- bzw. Faxverbindung via Satellit (Satcom) entstehen höhere Gebühren.

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