Effective December 1, 2017, an appointment must be booked for almost all Consular services (except: Life certificates and "Beibehaltungsgenehmigungen"). Please book your appointment in the correct category before planning your trip to the Embassy, considering the information below. You can find the link to the appointment booking system below.
Legal and Consular Department
The Legal and Consular Department of the Embassy is open to the public Monday through Friday, except on selected German and American Holidays.
Please note that you are required to schedule an appointment for visa and passport applications, almost all Consular services as well as for full notarizations ("Beurkundungen").
Appointments are not required for Life certificates and permissions to retain German citizenship ("Beibehaltungsgenehmigungen").
Visa and Passport
All other consular
*All other consular services: e.g. signature and copy certifications/notarizations, name declarations, birth registrations, citizenship matters, etc.
The Embassy and its consular office follow the decision of the US Federal Government in Washington, DC, on closing or delayed opening in extreme weather conditions. OPM.gov Current Status
Passport and visa applicants who have an appointment scheduled in the consular office on a day when the Embassy is closed for this reason may send an email via our contact form or call 202-298-4224 on the next day on which we are open in order to reschedule.
You must have an appointment with a specific Person in order to visit the embassy.
The Embassy and the Legal and Consular Department will be closed on the following German and American holidays:
|January 1||New Year's Day|
|Janaury 15||Martin Luther King Day|
Day of German Unity
Second Day of Christmas
In order to apply for a visa at the German Embassy you must schedule an appointment. All appointments are scheduled through our FREE online System.
To make an appointment to apply for a German passport, please use our FREE online appointment system.
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For security reasons cell phones, laptops, tablets and similar electronic devices are not allowed to be brought onto the premises of the German Embassy. Visitors carrying unauthorized objects will not be granted entry.