Regional: Visa, Passport, Legal
Regional specifications for the Tri-State area
Short term visa appointments can be booked via our external service provider BLS International (https://usa.blsgermanyvisa.com/). BLS International facilitates the application process. However, the external service provider has no influence on processing of your application.
Appointments for residence visas can only be booked through the online appointment system of the German Consulate General in New York.
If you are unable to keep your booked appointment, please cancel your appointment immediately. Otherwise you deny other applicants the opportunity to get an appointment.
Important Note: The Consulate General New York can only provide those services to residents of the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut (Fairfield County) as well as Bermuda.
If you do not live in this region, please contact the mission that is responsible for your area. To find out which of the nine German missions in the US can assist you, please use our Consulate Finder.
Important information for visa applicants:
Please note that only passports that have been issued during the past ten years can be endorsed with a visa. If it has been issued before that, your passport cannot be accepted. This even applies in cases where the validity has been extended by the authorities of your home country. If your passport was issued more than 10 years ago, you have to apply for a new passport at your home country's Embassy/Consulate before making an interview appointment.
The Consulate General cannot assume responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons or firms whose names appear on the lists, nor do they constitute a recommendation by the Consulate General. If you enter into a contract with any of these service providers, you will be responsible for any and all charges and fees incurred.
In case you have been issued a Schengen visa within the past 59 months for which your fingerprints were taken and you used this visa for entering into the Schengen zone, you can also send your application by mail to our external service provider BLS International. Further information can be found here.
Please note that Mail-In applications that are sent directly to the German Consulate in New York will not be accepted.