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The German Consulate General in Boston is the official representation of the German government to the New England region of the United States. The Consulate General’s area of jurisdiction covers Connecticut (except Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. 

Legal and Consular Department

The Legal and Consular Section provides advice and assistance in all matters of German public administration, such as questions of nationality, the registration of births & marriages (Apostille) or the issuance of passports and registration documents. Additional services cover notarization & inheritance matters, German pensions, social security and restitution affairs. Within the Consular Service, the Visa Department is responsible for the issuance of visas.

Legal Matters
617-369-4903

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

German Passport Matters
617-369-4904

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

Visa Matters
Please contact the Visa Deptartment via our Contact Formula

Please note: Specific questions about Visas, as well as appointments, CANNOT be answered over the phone. Please write us an email or use the contact form on our website to get in touch with us.

Pension Matters
617-369-4925

Science Department

The Science and Technology Section fosters German interests in technology, science and research in New England and serves as an information broker about science and research in Germany.

Economic and Commercial Department

The Economic and Commercial Section helps to develop and expand trade and investment relations between Germany and New England. It assists companies from both countries to establish new partnerships or joint ventures. The "German-American Business Council of Boston, Inc." is another important institution in this context.

Cultural Department

The Section for Cultural, Academic and Scientific Exchanges promotes cultural, academic and scientific exchanges and ties between Germany and the New England states.

Media and Information Department

The Media and Information Section provides information on Germany and German affairs to schools, colleges and universities, the media and interested associations as well as for the general public.


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