Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Washington

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Citizenship Matters

If you wish to submit an application for a German certificate of citizenship or naturalization/ restoration of German citizenship or if you wish to submit a declaration on the renunciation of German citizenship, please book an appointment in this category. Passport applications cannot be made during this appointment. Naturalizations cannot take place during such appointment. For the latter, please contact us by email or via our contact form. 

Please consider the information on our website before booking an appointment and bring the required documents (originals + 2 sets of copies) as well as the duly completed application form with you for the appointment.

Please note that you may also send in these kind of applications by mail to the Embassy to the following address:

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
4645 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007


Safety note:

Visitors of the Consular Section may bring one bag into the waiting room with a maximum size of 35 cm (14 inches) x 30 cm (12 inches) x 20 cm (8 inches). Bags larger than this size are not allowed.

Also prohibited in the waiting room are

  • electronic devices such as cell phones*, tablet computers, smart watches, laptops, cameras or any other wireless devices
  • sealed envelopes or packages
  • sharp objects such as scissors, knives or nail files
  • weapons or explosive material of any kind are also prohibited.

 This list is not exhaustive. Other items may be prohibited at the discretion of the security staff.

 *You may store your cell phone (free of charge) in one of the Embassy’s lockers that are located in front of the Consular building.

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