Appointments, Hours & Contact,
We kindly ask for your understanding for increased waiting times for appointments with the Legal and Consular Section as we cannot offer the usual service and ask for your understanding. Please refrain from non urgent inquiries.
The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
871 United Nations Plaza
(1st Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets)
New York, NY 10017
Please use the following phone numbers at the times indicated:
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM: 1 (212)-610-9700
Monday - Wednesday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: 1 (646)-509-3894
Thursday - Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM: 1 (646)-942-4822
In the event of a consular emergency outside of regular consulate opening hours, please call our emergency number: +1 (202) 298-4000.
Contact this Consulate using the online form
Contact information for legal and consular matters are provided below.
Office Hours - Consular and Legal Services
Due to high demand for passport and citizenship appointments, increased waiting times are to be expected. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
The legal and consular section is open to the public monday through friday except on selected German and American holidays (listed below). All applicants are required to make an appointment. Admission without appointment cannot be granted.
Appointments for passports, visas, citizenship matters and certifications of copies and signatures can be made online under the following link: www.germany.info/nyappointment
Appointments for full notarizations (“Beurkundung”) and other consular services are made on an individual basis only.
Please note that the use of mobile devices may result in reduced functionality or wrong bookings. We therefore recommend the use of desktop computers or laptops for making online appointments.
www.germany.info/visa for general visa information.
www.germany.info/passport for general passport information.
www.germany.info/citizenship for general citizenship information.
The Consulate General and the Permanent Mission in the German House endeavor to make it easier for citizens with disabilities to contact the staff within the framework of the structural conditions.
The representations in the German House support citizens with disabilities and would like to make it easier for you to come in person and contact the staff within the framework of the structural conditions, especially when applying for a passport or identity card, a visa and other consular questions.
The German House does not have any parking spaces. There are some parking facilities in the immediate vicinity of the German House.
Access to the German House - Service Building of the Permanent Mission and Consulate General/1st Avenue
- Access to the German House and the event rooms is barrier-free.
- The building's airlock and doors have adequate width, but are not barrier-free
and do not have automatic closers or openers.
- There is a handicap accessible restroom in the 1st Avenue entrance area.
- All floors in the German House are accessible by elevators.
The elevator buttons in the main office building include Braille.
- There is no other structural or technical support for blind and visually impaired
Access to the German House - Legal and Consular (RK) Building/ Visa Office/ 49th Street
- Access to the RK section is barrier-free.
- The doors are of sufficient width, but are not barrier-free and do not have
automatic closers or openers.
- All floors of the RK Department are accessible by elevators.
- There is no structural or technical support for blind and visually impaired
For questions regarding accessibility or if you need assistance, please contact us.
The Consulate will be closed on the following German and American holidays:
Official Holidays 2023
Martin Luther King Day
International Women's Day
Memorial Day / Pentecost
Day of German Unity