Appointment-System of the German Foreign Office — Boston
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Detailed information about the application process is available on our website www.germany.info/pass. Please familiarize yourself with the procedure before making an appointment for your passport application. A complete application with all documents and passport photos has to be submitted at the time of your appointment.
Starting immediately all foreign missions are able to take applications for German identity cards. The information and necessary documents are the same then for passport applications. For an application for a German identity card please follow the passport information on our website at www.germany.info/pass
You can find detailed information about how to apply for a Schengen visa on our website www.germany.info/visa. Please familiarize yourself with the procedure before making an appointment for your visa application. A complete application with all documents has to be submitted at the time of your appointment.
Certification of Signatures (e.g. for Powers of Attorney, Commercial Register Applications), Authentication of Photocopies, name declarations, birth of a German child abroad
You will find elaborate information about signature certifications (including an explanation how it differs from a full notarization) on the joint website of the German Missions in the US at www.germany.info/signature.
You may book an appointment here if you need to have your signature certified for the use in Germany, or you need one or more certified true copies of documents for the use in Germany, or if you require a consular certification.
The German Consulate General is not allowed to certify signatures or perform identity verifications to open a new account, for loan applications or similar cases (exception: blocked bank accounts for students).
If you need a full notarization (Beurkundung), e.g. for an application for a certificate of inheritance, or an acknowledgment of paternity, please do not book an appointment here, but contact the Consulate General in Boston in advance by phone, mail, or email.
If you want to submit a name declaration or an application for the registration of a birth abroad, you can also make an appointment here. Please note that this is not necessary, if you have already made an appointment to submit an application for a German passport.
If you wish to submit in person at the Consulate General an application for permission to retain German citizenship, for a German certificate of citizenship or naturalization/ restoration of German citizenship or if you want to submit in person a declaration on the renunciation of German citizenship, please make an appointment here. Please also make an appointment for the pick-up of permission to retain German citizenship, certificates of citizenship, certificates of naturalization and certificates of renuncation.
Please note that you may also send in these kind of applications by mail to the Consulate General to the following address:
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Three Copley Place, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116
You require different legal services from the German Consulate General?
If -apart from having your signature certified or a photocopy notarized or your citizenship matter - you would like to apply for a passport or a visa on the same day, please make two separate appointments: one for the certification or citizenship matter and one under category "German Passports" or "Visa" (see above).