Monday-Thursday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
Friday: 08:00 am - 01:00 pm
Visa and passport hotline: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Outside office hours: in case of emergency you can reach the on-call duty of the German Embassy in Washington, +1 202 298 4000.
Admittance to the German Consulate
Please note: Admittance to the Consulate will be by appointment only. Appointments can only be booked for a few weeks in advance. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please note that the use of mobile devices may result in reduced functionality or wrong bookings. We therefore recommend using desktop computers or laptops when making online appointments.
Appointments to pick up passports or certificates are not required. You will be informed by the consulate when and at what times you can pick up your documents.
For the time being, special regulations apply when entering the building:
You are required to wear a medical mask covering nose and mouth at all times during your visit to the Consulate. You are required to clean your hands using hand sanitizer when entering the building.
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.
Fee-based visitor parking is available in designated spots in the parking garage. Please follow the visitor parking signs.
Please note: Admittance to the Consulate will be by appointment only (please see link below.
All appointments must be booked through our online appointment booking system.
If you cannot find an appropriate category, please check if your request requires a personal attendance or if it can be resolved by email or mail. For questions, please contact the consulate by email.
Inquiry to the Consulate concerning consular matters
Information about consular service can be found here: https://www.germany.info/us-en/service/10-ServiceA-Z or use the link below.
For detailed information and case related questions that are not answered on our website you can send us an email.
Please note that case related questions will be answered by email only. Please use the contact for state your full name and your date of birth in your request.
The German Consulate General in Houston will remain closed on the following days:
|New Year's Day||January 1|
|Martin Luther King Day||January 16|
|International Women's Day||March 8|
|Good Friday||April 7|
|Easter Monday||April 10|
|Memorial Day/Pentacost||May 29|
|Independence Day||July 4|
|Labor Day||September 4|
|Day of German Unity||October 3|
|Thanksgiving Day||November 23|
|Christmas Day||December 25|
|Boxing Day||December 26|
Consul General Kai Hennig
Consul General Kai Hennig
The foundation of the relationship of our two countries is a shared commitment to democratic values and institutions. Let us continuously work together on strengthening our ties under these principles.