About the Consulate

German Consulate Boston

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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. 

Consular and Legal Affairs

Our Consular Department offers consular and legal assistance for U.S. residents and German citizens, including information on passports, visas, citizenship and registration of births abroad.

Please check our website first and direct all further inquiries including visa, passport, consular and legal matters to us via our Contact Form

German Passport Matters

Please note: Due to the high volume of incoming requests, phone consultations regarding passport matters are limited to Monday through Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please refrain from calling outside this time frame as the competent authority will not be available to answer your request.

Passport department can be reached directly at 617-369-4904.

Visa Matters

Specific questions about Visas, as well as requests for appointments, CANNOT be answered over the phone. Please use the Contact Form on our website to get in touch with us.

Pension Matters

Please use our contact form or call 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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